Dr. Seyed Mohsen Mir, Director of National Sport, Olympic, Paralympic reported about the activities to IRNA News Agency.
Iran NOC; Tehran: In an interview
with IRNA, Seyed Mohsen Mir said: "Last year, 70 busts should have been
unveiled, of which 61 were for Olympics and Paralympics and 9 were for sports
veterans, but due to the pandemic and observance of health protocols, 33 Olympic
busts and 10 Paralympic busts have been unveiled”.
Museum Director added: “This
year, there are plans to build 70 busts, 30 for the gold medalists of the Asian
Games from 1951 Delhi to 1974 in Tehran. Also, 15 busts are dedicated to the
lasting figures of Iranian football, who are from the heart of the Asian Games
in the team disciplines section." Mir continued: "The list of these
people is provided by football experts, and the first busts will be unveiled at
the same time as the opening of the Football Hall of Fame." The Director
of the National Museum of Sports held: “11 busts are dedicated to the
Paralympics and seven of them are dedicated to the medal winners of the Tokyo 2020
Olympics and seven busts dedicated to the veterans of Iranian sports.