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Iran is the birthplace of polo which was discovered to have been played there since 6th century BC. However, freestyle wrestling is regarded as their traditional sport and is officially their national sport. Iran is also one of the few countries that still have their traditional sport and is still popular among the young. Iran's wrestling regularly called Koshti. The Iranian wrestling teams have become international champions and even Olympic gold medalists. Iran has also produced some of the biggest names in weightlifting namely Hossein Rezazadeh and Behdad Salimi.

 Varzesh-e- Pahlavi:

Varzesh-e Pahlavani was originally an academy of physical training and a nursery for warriors against foreign invaders similar in purpose to Korean, Japanese and Chinese martial arts. However, throughout the last two thousand years, it acquired and was enriched with, different components of moral, ethical, philosophical, and mystical values of the Iranian civilization. As a result, Varzesh-e Pahlavani emerged as a unique institution having incorporated the spiritual richness of Sufism, traditional rituals of Mithraism, and heroism of Iranian nationalism.



Polo is arguably one of the most complexes of games in the world. The precise origin of polo is obscure and undocumented and there is ample evidence of the game's regal place in the history of Asia. The game of polo in Persia has been immortalized in Persian miniature paintings and in the Shahanameh, an epic penned by the poet Ferdowsi which gives a vivid description of the royal game of Chogan. In modern day Iran, people find polo or Chogan an expensive indulgence that requires considerable investment in equipment which probably accounts for its diminishing popularity. However, many scholars believe that polo originated among the Iranian tribes sometime before the reign of Darius the Great (521-485 BCE) and his cavalry forged the Second Iranian Empire, the Achaemenid dynasty. Certainly, it is Persian literature and art, which give us the richest accounts of polo in antiquity. 


Game zoe:


Zoe play the same sport liver that since ancient times in Iran, but for children to exercise a more formal approach to the game is that people are divided into 2 groups. Respectively in the 2 groups, with one group saying the word Zvvvvvvvv go against them. Zhu said the word should be taken on an ongoing basis. While saying this word in inspiration and expiration mode is possible, the opposing team must be careful that one does not get away from the expiration to inspiration, but this is the mode by changing the tone of voice that aggressive and experienced players It's easy to understand. First, people are divided into two groups of seven and a wolf and the lamb is another. Then one of the wolves and the lambs says Zvvv to clap if lambs wolves until the noise stopped Zvysh to keep the wolf, is one of the lambs.

weightlifting in Iran:

History weightlifting in Iran

Since the sport was popularized in Iran to prepare the gym for wrestlers and cultivating the muscles of the rock (one of the ancient instruments) that are common today, and weights in the form of artillery shells weighing 25, 42 and 66 kg were used.The majority of veterans are also some talk of old heroes like Hussam, lifting heavy weights were excessive interest and desire showed a lot. This was doubly welcome athletes, first dramatic movement in order to demonstrate the power and secondly to foster and strengthen muscles used fixed weights were Amamtasfanh because it could not make changes to it.



Iran is one of the most popular wrestling sport is rooted in the history and traditions of Persia so that commonly referred to as the national sport referred to Iran. The ship has been practiced since ancient times in Iran and among various local and national styles of wrestling style was widespread. Among the international style, wrestling freestyle wrestling is the most popular method.