Iranian Photographs Gallery-Section:Sports
includes: Sports, Soccer, Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Volleyball, Weightlifting
| American wrestler Jordan Burroughs defeated Iran's Sadegh Goudarzi in freestyle wrestling but the scenes that followed the two athletes hugging each other were the outstanding images to encompass the spirit of the Olympics; virtue and excellence.
|| This photograph shows the inside of a zoorkhaneh, a traditional Iranian wrestling gym, in Tehran. The artist has explained that ‘tradition forbids presence of women’ in zurkhana. Atashi includes herself in the scene through a reflection in a mirror.
|| Zob Ahan Basketball Club founded in 1969 sponsored by the Isfahan Steel Company, which also goes by the name Zobahan competes in the Iranian Basketball Super League. Former NBA player American Loren Woods is seen as the tallest in this photo.
|| An illustration from A JOURNEY FROM FLUSHING (HOLLAND) TO CALCUTTA, OVERLAND shows Qajar era Zoorkhaneh Pahlevans Wrestling in open air in 1902 depicting the fact that this sport is not necessarily done underground as is in common belief.
| A Zoorkhaneh in Lahijan named after Imam Ali, Usually located in a nice octagonal building, the traditional Iranian sports are performed in Zoorkhaneh in which body and soul are trained simultaneously, yet Varzesh-Bastani deserves more attention.
|| The ancient city of Rhagae. Traditional Iranian wrestling and martial arts practiced in an arena called Zoorkhaneh (Powerhouse) named after champion Takhti.
|| Pahlevan wrestlers of the Zoorkhaneh Sports pose for a photo. Zoorkhaneh (The House of Power) is an ancient Iranian sport arena where the wrestling and martial arts were taught and practiced.
|| Pahlevans, masters of the ancient Iranian Zoorkhaneh Sports. Zoorkhaneh (The House of Power) is an ancient Iranian sport arena where the wrestling and martial arts were taught and practiced.