Iranian national joins FIS Rollerski Sub-committee

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TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (MNA) – An Iranian national has been granted membership in the Rollerski Sub-committee of the International Ski Federation (FIS).

With the approval of the Board of Directors of the International Ski Federation (FIS), Iran’s Payam Mohebbi has become a member of the FIS Rollerski Sub-Committee.

The admittance of Mohebbi to the committee will add Iran to the list of countries involved in decision-makings for the sportive field.

In recent years, FIS has made huge investments on roller skiing, as a popular discipline, in order to promote skiing in areas bereft of snow.

Roller skiing is an off-snow equivalent to cross-country skiing. Roller skis have wheels on their ends and are used on tarmac to emulate cross-country skiing. The skiing techniques used are very similar to techniques used in cross-country skiing on snow.

First created as a summer training exercise, roller skiing has now grown into a competitive sport in its own right. Annual championships are held in various locations around the world.

Roller skiing arrived in Iran a few years ago while the presence of an Iranian national in its international committee could lead to positive changes to the sportive activity inside the country.

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