Jan 21, 2019, 4:06 PM
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Olympic champions donate medals to sports museum

Tehran, Jan 21, IRNA - Several Iranian Olympic champions have donated their medals to the Olympic Museum.

The medal offerings were on the sidelines of the Olympic Games and Paralympics Headquarters’ Summit, that was held with the participation of the Sports and Youth Minister and the chairman of the National Olympic Committee and Paralympics and other members, and Arash Mirasmaeili, holder of world gold medal, Behdad Salimi, holder of the world and Olympic gold medal, Mojtaba Abedini, silver medal holder of the Asian Games and Ehsan Haddadi, the silver holder of the London Olympics. They donated their valuable medals and memorabilia to the Sports, Olympic and Paralympics Museums.

Launching this museum was pursued in different governments more than a decade ago and the first part of the National Museum of Sports and Paralympics will be open concurrent with the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

In this museum, the collection of achievements and capacities of champion athletes is portrayed as an important step in recording and keeping memorabilia of athletes who flourish in different periods of the Iranian flag as valuable memorial for Iran’s current and future generation.

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