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Tehran was the first city in the Middle East to host the Asian Games. The 7th Asian Summer Games in 1974, was held with the participation of 2,363 athletes and officials from 25 countries.  Tehran is also the site of Iran's national football stadium on Azadi Sport Complex with 100,000 seating capacity. Many of the top matches of Iran's Premier League are held here. Other stadiums in Tehran are Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium, Takhti Stadium, and Shahid Shirudi Stadium, among others.
Within 10 minutes driving distance from Tehran lies a ski resort. Tochal is the world's fifth highest ski resort, at over 3,730 metres (12,240 ft) at its highest 7th station. The resort was completed in 1976. There are two parallel chair ski lifts that go up to 3,900 metres (12,795 ft) near Tochal's peak (at 4,000 m/13,125 ft), rising higher than the gondola 7th station. This altitude is higher than any of the European resorts.

From the Tochal peak, one has a spectacular view of the Alborz range, including the 5,671 metre (18,606 ft) high Mt. Damavand, a dormant volcano.
At the bottom of the lifts in a valley behind the Tochal peak is Tochal hotel, located at 3,500 metres (11,483 ft) altitude. From there a T lift takes skiers up the 3,800 metres (12,500 ft) of Shahneshin peak, where the third slope of Tochal is. Tochal 7th station has skiing eight months of the year. But there are also some glaciers and year-round snow fields near Tehran where skiing began in 1938, thanks to the efforts of two German railway engineers. Today, 12 ski resorts operate in Iran, but the most famous are Tochal, Dizin, and Shemshak, all within one to three hours of Tehran.

Sport Complexes

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Tochal Ski resort Mount Tochal (Tochāl) is a mountain in the Alborz range and a ski resort adjacent to metropolitan Tehran. The mountain has a 12 km long ridgeline. The highest peak, also called Mount Tochal, is at an elevation of 3,964 m (13,005 feet) and at coordinates 35.88°N 51.42°E. Tochal is a popular recreational region for Tehran's residents. A gondola lift, named Tochal Telecabin runs from Tehran to the Tochal Ski Resort and the modern Tochal Hotel, all as a part of Tochal Complex.
Darband hiking trail Darband (Darband) was formerly a village close to Tajrish, Shemiran, and is now a neighbourhood inside Tehran's city limits. It is the beginning of a very popular hiking trail into the Alborz mountain Tochal, which towers over Tehran. A chair lift is also available for those not interested in hiking. Darband has a suitable climate all year round, and sees heavy snowfall every year.
The initial start of the trail at Darband is about 250 metres long and is dotted with a number of small cafes and restaurants. These are quite popular and are busy in the evenings, as locals and tourists alike visit the many hooka lounges (locally called ghavekhane sonnati)
Darband is where many Iranian giants of art and culture such as Iraj Mirza, Mohammad Taghi Bahar, Forough Farrokhzad, Abolhasan Saba, Ruhollah Khaleghi, Rahi Moayeri, and Darvish-khan are buried (Zahir o-dowleh cemetery).
Chitgar Park Chitgar Forest Park is situated in Tehran. It is an artificial forest and covers an area of 14.5 square kilometers west of Tehran. It lies within the borders of Tehran's district 22. It also has different ramps and facilities for cycling and skating. It is one of the largest parks of the province, and can be used throughout the year. This park is very popular with the population of the Tehran and Karaj and being situated on the way of the West-East wind in the province it has a purifing effect on Tehran's air.
The Chitgar park is served by a highway and a metro line (the metro station is also called Chitgar). The forest areas of this huge park are irrigated by the rivers Kan and Vardavard. A man-made lake is planned for construction between the two Chitgar hills.
Azadi sports complex Azadi Sport Complex was constructed for the 7th Asian Games in 1974 with international criteria. Its land measurement is 450 Hectares and it is located in West Tehran. This sports complex not only has the ability to put in effect different local sport fields, but also is a proper place to have sporting camps.

Though a simple bowl concrete structure, the stadium is a breathtaking site. Situated west of the capital, an arching, slightly raised outer shell appears to give way as sweeping stands sink down to pitch side, as if the ground collapsed during building.

In 2002, the lower level of the stadium had seats installed, the pitch was replanted along with the installation of an underground heating system. Stadium management also plans to later install seats in the upper level of the stadium. The renovations were completed in 2003, reducing the capacity of the stadium to 100,000 (Originally 120,000 capacity) as the lower level of the stadium was refurnished with 35,000 seats. In 2004 a large jumbotron television was added, replacing the original scoreboard. This giant screen with a total area of about 300 square meters and screen area of 104 square meters (20m by 7.5m) is one of the biggest in the world.
Enghelab Sports Complex and Golf course The Enghelab Sport Complex is a sport complex in Tehran, Iran. There are many facilities which cover different type of sports in this complex :
Enghelab Golf Course
Enghelab Skating Academy
Matrix Paintball Club
Enghelab Bowling Club
Enghelab Tennis Courts
Enghelab Squash Club
Enghelab Skating & Inline Hockey Arena
Enghelab Indoors & Outdoors Swimming Pools
Enghelab Fishing Pool
Enghelab Karting Track
Enghelab Basketball Halls
Enghelab Soccer Fields
Enghelab Fitness Gym
Shahr-e Bazi amusement park Shahr-e Bazi, (literally The City of Games in English, formerly Luna Park), was an amusement park located in the north of Tehran. Covering 150 acres (0.61 km2), it is one of the the largest amusement park in Tehran.
The amusement park was opened in the 1970. In the following years, the park was made more technologically advanced. Shahr-e Bazi features twelve thrill rides, as well as a cinema and theater. There are also six restaurants with different food from around the world. Souvenir shops and a money exchange office are located around the park. One of the main reasons for the park's popularity is its water slides and pools.
Tehran municipality, Public & International Relations Department
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