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Encyclopedia > Sports in Iran
The Swiss (Poma)-built gondolas that carry tourists and skiers to Tochal mountain in Tehran.
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The Swiss (Poma)-built gondolas that carry tourists and skiers to Tochal mountain in Tehran.

Iran is home to numerous mountainous regions, many of which are suitable for skiing, and are finding increasing popularity among foreign visitors.[1] Tochal skiing resort, Tehran, at 3900 m, the 5th highest resort in the world. ... Tochal skiing resort, Tehran, at 3900 m, the 5th highest resort in the world. ... A platter lift, or just platter, is a mechanised system for pulling skiers uphill. ... Map of Iran and surrounding lands, showing location of Tehran The towering Alborz mountains rising above modern Elahiyeh district and its green neighborhoods. ...


Skiing began in Iran in 1938 via the efforts of two German railway engineers. Today, 13 ski resorts operate in Iran[2], but the most famous are Tochal, Dizin, and Shemshak. All are within one to three hours of Tehran. However potentially suitable terrain can also be found in Lorestan, Mazandaran, and other provinces. Categories: Mountains of Iran | Iran geography stubs ... One of the best ski resorts in the world, Dizin is situated to the north of Tehran in the Alborz mountain range. ... Shemshak is a ski resort situated to the north of Tehran in the Alborz mountain range. ... Map of Iran and surrounding lands, showing location of Tehran The towering Alborz mountains rising above modern Elahiyeh district and its green neighborhoods. ... Falak-ol-aflak, built by the Sassanids, is almost 1800 years old. ... Mazandaran (مازندران in Persian) is a province in northern Iran, bordering the Caspian Sea in the north. ...


The Tochal resort is the world's fifth highest ski resort at over 3,730m at its highest 7th station. The resort was completed in 1976 shortly before the overthrow of the Shah. It is only a mere 15 minutes away from Tehran's northern districts, and operates 7 months a year. Categories: Mountains of Iran | Iran geography stubs ...


Here, one must first ride the 8 km (5 mile) long gondola lift which covers a huge vertical. The 7th station has three slopes. The resort's longest slope is the south side U shaped slope which goes from the 7th station to 5th station. The other two slopes are located on the north side of the 7th station. Here, there are two parallel chair ski lifts that go up to 3900m near Tochal's peak (at 4,000m), rising higher than the gondola 7th station station. This altitude is said to be higher than any of the European resorts.


From the Tochal peak, one has a spectacular view of the Alborz range, including the 5,671 metre (18,606 ft) high Mount Damavand, a dormant volcano. Alborz Mountains underneath clouds seen from Tehran Alborz (in Persian البرز), also written as Alburz or Elburz, is a mountain range in northern Iran, stretching from the borders of Armenia in the north-west to the southern end of the Caspian Sea, where also Tehran and Irans highest peak, Damavand... Mount Damāvand (In Persian: دماوند), a dormant volcano, is the highest point in Iran (Persia). ...


At the bottom of the lifts in a valley behind the Tochal peak is Tochal hotel, located at 3500m altitude. From there a T lift takes skiers up the 3,800 metres of Shahneshin peak, where the third slope of Tochal is.

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Martial Arts

Due to the low cost and its high rate of individual benefits, the martial arts have exploded in popularity in Iran in the past 20 years. Kyokushin, Shotokan, Wushu, and Taekwondo are the most popular. There are even indigenous styles such as Shinzen Karate[3] or Kan-zen-ryu [4] and SUNGJADO[5]. Once can now find almost any dojo from any martial arts style in Iran with relatively large followings. Kyokushin (極真) or Kyokushinkai (極真会) is a style of stand-up, full contact karate founded by Masutatsu Oyama (大山倍達) in 1964. ... Shotokan (松涛館 Shōtōkan), literally, the house of pine waves, is a school of karate, reflecting the style of the initial students (including his son, Yoshitaka) of master Gichin Funakoshi (1868-1957). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Kung fu. ... Taekwondo (also spelled Tae Kwon Do, Taekwon-Do, or Taegwondo) is the most popular of the Korean martial arts and is the Korean national sport. ... A dojo is a term used in Japanese martial arts that refers to a formal training hall. ...


Hiking, and the climbing sports

Hikers flock to trails like Tangeh Savashi that lead to waterfalls in remotely tucked away parts of the Alborz range.
Hikers flock to trails like Tangeh Savashi that lead to waterfalls in remotely tucked away parts of the Alborz range.

Having a wealth of mountains, the climbing sports are widely popular in Iran. Both the Zagros and Alborz ranges provide plenty of opportunities for the novice and seasoned alike. Image File history File linksMetadata Trekking_iran. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Trekking_iran. ... Visitors from Tehran flock to the area on weekends to enjoy the idyllic surroundings. ... Alborz Mountains underneath clouds seen from Tehran Alborz (in Persian البرز), also written as Alburz or Elburz, is a mountain range in northern Iran, stretching from the borders of Armenia in the north-west to the southern end of the Caspian Sea, where also Tehran and Irans highest peak, Damavand... The Zagros Mountains (In Persian:رشته‌کوه‌های زاگرس) make up Irans second largest mountain range. ... Alborz Mountains underneath clouds seen from Tehran Alborz (in Persian البرز), also written as Alburz or Elburz, is a mountain range in northern Iran, stretching from the borders of Armenia in the north-west to the southern end of the Caspian Sea, where also Tehran and Irans highest peak, Damavand...


Hiking and Trekking enthusiasts find solace in locations like Alamut and Tangeh Savashi, to enjoy the rustic surroundings as well as a relatively challenging climb. The remains of the fabled Alamut castle. ... Visitors from Tehran flock to the area on weekends to enjoy the idyllic surroundings. ...


Others

Other popular sports in Iran are volleyball, rallying, basketball, and martial arts Isa karate, Sungjado. Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams, separated by a high net, hit a ball back and forth over the net between the teams. ... Rallying (international) or rally racing (US) is a form of automobile racing that takes place on public roads with modified production or specially built road cars. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Karate or karate-dō is a martial art of Okinawan origin. ...


Attendance At Sporting Events

Iran's Islamic law imposes tight restrictions on women. They need permission from their male guardian to work or travel, and since the 1979 Islamic revolution, have not been allowed to attend public sporting events. This ban was lifted in April 2006 by the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad government, which ordered the country's sports organisations to provide special seating sections for women to attend soccer matches. Permission from the male head of the household is still needed. [6], [7] Sharia (Arabic شريعة also Sharia, Shariah or Syariah) is traditional Islamic law. ... Protestors take to the street in support of Ayatollah Khomeini. ... To suggest a relevant news story for the main page, refer to the criteria then add your suggestion at the candidates page. ... , also written Ahmadinezhad, (محمود احمدی‌نژاد in Persian; born October 28, 1956), is the sixth president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. ...


See also

Buzkashi (from Persian بزکشی buzkashi, buz goat + kashi drawing) is a traditional Afghan sport, played from horseback. ... National Iranian Olympic Academy (in Persian: آکادمی ملی المپیک (و پارالمپیک) ایران) is an academy situated in Tehran, Iran. ...

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