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Chess; A game of mental martial arts
Chess is one of popular pastimes and has been described not only as a game, but also as an art, a science and a sport!
If you are a big fan of exciting sports, join us and trade sand for snow and signup for a game of snow volleyball!
Every nation has its own area of expertise when it comes to sport. If you are a fan of sports, don’t miss watching this report.
Billiards in Iran
Cue sports, historically known as billiards, are a wide variety of sports played with a cue stick on a table.
The Joy of Rowing
As one of the oldest Olympic sports dating back to ancient Egyptian times, rowing involves skill, teamwork, strength and endurance.
Polo: An Iranian Sport
Polo originated in ancient Persia in the 6th century BC. It was played by the Persian royal court and later spread to other countries around the world.
Women Rally Drivers
If you believe Iranian men are more into cars and driving than women, don't miss watching this report.
Martial Arts in Iran
If you are a fan of martial sports, don’t miss our report about the popular Chinese martial arts practiced in Iran.
Asia’s Best Volleyball Players
Get to know Iran’s national volleyball team - the best in Asia - which experienced its first Olympics presence at the Rio Summer Games this year.
This sport is all about running up and down mountains for fun. Watch our report about Iran's first skyrunning competition.
Adventure in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari
If you are a big fan of exciting sports, we suggest you visit this picturesque Iranian province.
Working out is a great way to rejuvenate your body and soul. Exercise routines like TRX Pilates and cardiovascular workouts have taken the world by storm. In this feature, we will take a look at some workout routines. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2016
Luxury Car Rallies in Tehran
It's race time; A massive two day event coming from Tehran's Azadi Sports Complex. In this feature, we will witness the luxury cars compete with each other. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2016
Horseback archery is a mounted martial art. Once an essential technique for hunting, protecting the herds, and forward, it was a defining characteristic of Iranian peoples in antiquity later spreading to the Mongols and the Turkic peoples during the Middle Ages. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2016
Iranian Women in Shooting Sports
Shooting is one of the fastest growing sports in Iran attracting a lot of women specifically. Interestingly enough they have been doing very well in most disciplines leaving behind their male peers. This year they managed to secure 4 spots in the Rio Olympics as opposed to only one for men. In this feature we will explore the different disciplines of shooting and talk to leading women in this sport. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2016
when it comes to the weekends we try to escape the urban life, one way to do so is to sign up for a tour, and when it comes to tours Iran surly has much to offer, this week Ali Rashid tagged along with one tour to see what people tend to do on their weekends. By Ali Rashid & Parvin Ebrahimi - 2016
Riding trial bikes is a great form of excessive yet performing stunts on them is adventurous and can be dangerous. In Tehran, a couple of young men are not only professional at performing exciting feats on trail bikes, but they are also young Iranian daredevil. By Reza Nayebi & Amin Safaripour - 2015
Azadi Sports Complex
Azadi Sports Complex was constructed in 1974 in line with international criteria to host the 7th Asian Games. Iran became the first country in the Middle East to hold the event. The football stadium in the sports complex is the 11th biggest in the world and can seat 100,000 spectators. By Farid Davarzani & Vahid Shafigh - 2015
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the rediscovery of the Caspian horse, an International Conference was held in Iran’s northern city of Rasht. We took the opportunity to take a closer look at this tiny and light-framed, but nevertheless strong, elegant, fast, and considerably agile horse breed native to northern Iran. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2015
Biking is a favorite hobby in Tehran and many love to ride the bike in the capital's parks and biking routes. In this feature, we take a look at how the people of Tehran spend their time biking. By Hoda Lezgee & Hossein Mokarrami - 2015
Zoorkhaneh is a place to gain strength, reinforce the virtues of sportsmanship, modesty, humbleness and avoid arrogance. Zoorkhaneh and Bastani sports are done in a roofed area; the building resembles ancient temples or cellars. It is a sacred place where only the pure, modest, morally and bodily clean men; and those men who are free from evil thoughts come together. By Shahriar Azimi & Hossein Mokarrami – 2015
Sports for Visually Impaired
In this feature, we are looking at a few sporting activities that are off the beaten track. We report on visually-impaired athletes in the south of Tehran practicing Goal Ball, which is a game that has been part of the Para Olympics since the 1970s. We also feature visually-impaired football training and a swimming contest for the partially sighted at Azadi Sports Complex. By Samson Seez & Ata Javid – 2015
Samson Seez reports on horse-riding in three different stages from being an amateur rider to a professional in Iran. The feature begins with simple horse-riding lessons. The next part is the show jumping competitions of different genders and ages. The feature then shows riders taking it to another level with the legendary Iranian game of Polo. By Samson Seez & Ata Javid - 2015
Children's Sports Schools
Samson Seez pays a visit to some sports classes that some children attend during the Iranian summer holidays. The activities include Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis and Track & Field. The idea is to show that the young generation in Iran is physically active and having a good time. At the same time the kids combat the modern-day epidemic of obesity in young people around the world. By Samson Seez & Ata Javid - 2015
In this feature, Reza Nayebi takes us to the north of Iran to join two professional champions of rally in Iran. One driver is Laleh Seddegh who is a renowned race car driver worldwide. The other Hassan Akbar Nejad is basically known as local hero. By Reza Nayebi & Ahmad Bidmeshki - 2015
Calisthenics & Street Workouts
In this segment, Reza Nayebi introduces the sport of Calisthenics. With calisthenics you use your body weight no weights. Here the reporter joins some professional sportsmen in a gym and then they do some street workouts in a park. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2015
Running, jumping, climbing and swinging; Parkour is all about getting from one point to another in a complex environment, without using any equipment and in the fastest and most efficient way possible. By Gisoo Misha Ahmadi & Ata Javid - 2014
Slacklining is an exciting sport that tests your skill and ability to stay balanced on a rope. A group of young Iranians have formed the first all Iranian slack line team. It typically uses nylon or polyester webbing tensioned between two anchor points. By Reza Nayebi & Alireza Honarjou - 2014
Learning about the occupation and history of the people of a region can tell you a great deal about their taste and way of life.
Leeches may not be attractive creatures but actually they have proved to be very beneficial to the human kind.
Let’s take a look at Iran's astronomical society and its activities to find out where Iranians are heading regarding this deeply-rooted science.
The Lovely Mashhad
Recently Mashhad has been considered as the Islamic capital of Iran. It is not only a famous religious destination, but also a historical city.
Invented by ancient Iranians, the "Santur" is a string instrument that is played by striking the strings with light wooden mallets.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part IV
As Iran’s cinema showcase comes to an end, participant can’t wait to find out which of the movies have captured the jury’s attention.
The “Khaajeh Mountain” lies 30 kilometres to the southwest of Zabol, in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part III
This year the festival hosted over 300 foreign guests and the number of movies received by secretariat had tripled.
The 35th Fajr Intl. Film Festival – Part II
In this section, we will get more about the sideline events of the festival.