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Iranian women skiers to participate in Olympic


TEHRAN, Oct.21 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran's women skiers will take part in the winter Olympic for the first time.

"Iranian women will participate in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. They took part in the ski on grass held in Tehran and Lebanon's Asian junior championship both last year, snatching gold and silver medals," said the president of the Iranian Ski Federation.

Iranian women are active in many sports fields

Iran had two ski coaches after Iran's revolution but 500 coaches work in the country at the present, Isa Saveh Shemshaki added.

The 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from February 12 to 28, 2010.

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