Ayatollah Khamenei

Ayatollah Khamenei to Iran's Olympic Team, "I extend my deepest gratitude"

Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, thanked the Iranian participants of Rio 2016 Olympics where Iran won three gold, one silver and four bronze medals. The following is the full text of this message delivered on August 23, 2016.

In the Name of Him, the Exalted

I would like to welcome back the athletes and officials returning from the Olympics: the champions who gladdened the hearts of the people by winning medals, the heroes whose rights were violated because of unfair refereeing, the athletes whose disappointment does not detract from the value of their efforts and endeavors, the female athletes who showed off to everyone the glory of Iranian women’s hijab, the courageous lady who shone brightly leading the team while wearing complete hijab and the coaches and veteran athletes of the country. I thank all of you. We appreciate your value.

Sayyid Ali Khamenei


  • 2016-08-24 00:29
    Praises to our great leader who look after her people
  • 2016-08-24 10:13
    Well done iran!
  • 2016-08-25 11:09
    Excellent performance by Iranian participants in Rio 2016 and I hope greater performance in up coming games as well ...!!!