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8/6/06

Tehran Mayor: Ninety sports centers for women to be opened

TEHRAN, Aug. 6 (Mehr News Agency) - Some 90 women-only sports centers are to be opened on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr (Oct. 25,2006), Tehran's Mayor Dr. Mohammad Qalibaf said.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Women's League of Tehran's Districts last week, which was held at 12,000-Seater Hall of Azadi Sports Complex, Qalibaf noted that inauguration of some 90 sports centers for women is an important step toward realization of women's sports.

Women constitute 50% of the capital Tehran's population; "therefore, we should pay a special attention to women issues in all aspects," Qalibaf asserted adding that "since the mothers and wives play a key role in shaping up the structural backbone of the society, we obligate ourselves to have a closer look at city management by women."

"We have started many activities in a bid to create physical and mental health for women and we hope this will lead to greater movements", he concluded.

... Payvand News - 8/6/06 ... --



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