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President at the ceremony of awarding Pahlevan Armband, praising Olympic and Paralympic medallists:

Gov't backs championship, public sports/ Sport ensures society's health, vitality/ President awards Olympic and Paralympic medallists

Emphasising the need to support championship and public sports in the country, the President said, "Sports should be promoted to a higher position, and this is undoubtedly possible with the efforts of officials and athletes."

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Speaking on Sunday evening in the ceremony of awarding the Pahlevan Armband of Year 1400 and praising the medal winners of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Ayatollah Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi congratulated the birthday of the Prophet (PBUH) and Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS), saying, "Championship sports is accompanied with bravery and attention to the weak and with high concepts of worship and trust in God, and everyone should help to promote it".
Pointing out that Iran has capacities and talented young people in the field of championship sports, the President said, "Apart from wrestling, attention should also be paid to championship and professional sports, and the young and athletes of the country can be famous in this field in the world with their steely efforts".
Ayatollah Raisi said that paying attention to sports can guarantee the health of men and women and prevent many social harms, adding, "Supporting the promotion of sports can bring vitality to the society".
Dr Raisi added, "In the matter of enjoining the good and forbidding the bad, one of the most important things is inviting to sports, and we must do something to pay serious attention to sports in all families, organisations and departments".
Referring to the attention of our country's athletes to religious values and Islamic ethics, the President said, "Many of the heroes and heroines of Iran who win medals in the world arena immediately pray to God and present their medals to the martyrs and Imams".
At the end of the ceremony, Ayatollah Raisi awarded the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic medallists.

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