Nationwide multi-sport event organized for the elderly 

February 16, 2019

TEHRAN — Iran’s national retirement fund will hold a nationwide multi-sport event in the Iranian calendar month of Ordibehesht (April 21-May 21), YJC reported on Friday. 

The event is organized with regard to the importance of sports in improving physical activity among the older persons and addressing physical inactivity among them and keeping up their spirit, the national retirement fund director general said.

Encouraging physical activity among the elderly will also improve physical health and decrease health costs as well, Jamshid Taqizadeh added.

This is the third round of the event and those interested can refer to the national retirement fund’s website and participate in it until the yearend (March 20), he explained.

The sport festival will be held in all 31 provinces featuring competition in 6 sports including swimming, shooting, chess, table tennis, middle-distance running, and darts, Taqizadeh concluded.

MQ/MG

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