The polo, either on horse or on foot, was
created by the Iranian and its history goes back at least to Achaemenian.
palace-3rd millennium BC
in Ferdousi Shahnameh-7th century AD-Reza Abbasi Museum-Iran
Polo on glassware jar-Late Saljoughi era-Syria
Send all children to the field To see the ball and the polo
Ferdousi Shahnameh-7th century
Reza Abbasi Museum-Miniature-Polo
Hockey in Shahnameh
Following the advent of Islam, a variety
of sports became more popular and Islam emphasized on promoting sports namely
horse riding-shooting-fencing-wrestling-swimming and athletics.
Moslem physicians like Abu Ali Sina,
Abobakr Bokhari, pupil of Zakaria Razi attached a high importance to practicing
a variety of sports to maintain a healthy soul and body.
In Savavieh era, practicing a variety of
sports namely chess, wrestling, fencing, shooting, polo, athletics, acrobat and
gymnastics were fully popular.
Sharden, the famous French sailor, in 17th
century AD, in diaries of his voyages recalls nice memories about sports like
archery, fencing, polo, javelin throw, wrestling, chess, sprints and endurance
runs and organization of such competitions in Isfahan.
Finally, and in accordance with
long-standing sports traditions, Iranian approved compulsory sport for schools
by the Islamic Consultative Assembly in the year 1946 AD.
In 1945, the physical education
association was formed in the ministry of culture and from then on gradually
new sports bodies were established and the 1st physical education
association meeting was convened in the year 1946.
Deputy to Research & Development
national museum of sport, Olympic and Paralympic