Jan 21, 2019, 4:44 PM
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Iran champion of Table Tennis tournament of Peace, Friendship Olympiad

Tehran, Jan 21, IRNA - First diplomatic Peace and Friendship Olympiad recognized its winners in chess and Table Tennis.

The head of Iran's Foreign Ministry’s Public Sports Association and Executive Secretary of the Olympiad Reza Abdi said the Table Tennis tournament began on Saturday (January 19) with the competition of over 30 sports teams from diplomatic missions residing in Iran which eventually the Iranian team won the championship and the diplomatic teams of Indonesia and Russia ranked second and third respectively.

According to Abdi, in the chess game that was held last night with 24 chess competitors from different political missions in the chess hall of the Iranian Football Federation, Afghanistan ranked first and third, and Hungary ranked second.

In these competitions, chess players from Iran, Russia, Indonesia, England, India, Tajikistan, Nigeria and international organizations, including UNICEF and the World Health Organization, were present.

Head of the Iranian Chess Federation Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh said the level of the tournament is lower than the Asian chess competition, but because of the participants and their political reputation, it is considered very important.
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