پایگاه اطلاع‌رسانی ریاست‌جمهوری اسلامی ایرانپایگاه اطلاع‌رسانی ریاست‌جمهوری اسلامی ایرانhttp://www.president.irWed, 08 Jul 2020 05:57:45 +0430Wed, 08 Jul 2020 05:57:45 +04302024 Backing public sports is government's priorityPresident in a ceremony to commemorate Iranian sportsmen who won medals in Asian and Asian Para Games:President Hassan Rouhani said supporting public sports is a top priority for his government, stressing those professional sports can be born from public sports.President Hassan Rouhani said supporting public sports is a top priority for his government, stressing those professional sports can be born from public sports.<br /> President Rouhani was talking in a ceremony on Friday to commemorate Iranian sportsmen who won medals in Asian and Asian Para Games, 2014, Incheon, South Korea. <br /> President Rouhani also stressed that sports should be &#39;thoroughly honest and pure&#39; saying that his government is resolved to fight against corruption in sports. <br /> The president praised the spirit of competition in sports and stressed that today&#39;s world is a field of competition.<br /> &#39;Not only in sports fields, but also in economics, politics, culture, and social issues, we are in competition,&#39; said the president. <br /> Dr.Rouhani urged the sportsmen to protect Iranian identity in all sports fields; he also praised sportswomen for teaching world women how to shine in international sports while respecting their social and religious traditions. <br /> The president asked the officials to end any discrimination between men and women in sports.<br /> &#39;Of course, Iranian women may not be able to attend some sports events in the world, but the conditions should be prepared for them to play these sports inside country.&#39; <br /> &#39;Sports are for public health. Good health is the right of all Iranians. There is no difference between men and women in this regard.&#39;<br /> The president also urged the officials to set the grounds so that sports are gradually privatized.<br /> &#39;Public sector should abandon sports. Sports should be given to private sector,&#39; said the president.<br /> http://www.president.ir/fa/842392015-01-30 18:47:008422544182166742