Tehran Mayor Mohammad Ali Afshani stressed the significance of developing public sports in the society.
Afshani made the remarks in the closing ceremony of first elderly competitions in Tehran.
He added that boosting public sports is one of the priority of Tehran Municipality.
Pointing to elderly athletes, he hailed their sprits, adding that they should be role models to youth.
He added that there is a direct relationship between the vitality and sport activities in the society, calling for providing public sports facilities for all citizens.
Tehran mayor said the necessary sports facilities should also be provided for elderly people in the society.