Iranian flag hoisted at Paralympic games village in Rio

RIO (Tasnim) – The Iranian flag was officially hoisted at the Paralympic Games Village in Rio de Janeiro, in a ceremony on Sunday.

The ceremony began with a ‘Native Tribal Indian Dance’, followed by an athletes’ parade, according to the National Sports Council’s (NSC) official Facebook page.

The ceremony witnessed by the athletes, officials and coaches.

The Village Mayor, former player basketball player and two-time Brazilian Olympic medallist Janeth Arcain, and her deputy, former sprinter and 13-time Paralympic medallist Adria dos Santos welcomed the teams with a speech.

A total of 111 Iranian athletes will participate in the Paralympic Games, scheduled for  September  7th to September 18th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

By Tasnim News Agency