"Iran's Karate house" is planned to host the 9th Iranian presidential Karate cup at August 21st with 22 participating countries.
The number of participating countries has been increased six-fold in compare with the 8th cup which has been held in Tehran, the mega capital of Islamic Republic of Iran.
The contributing nations are Armenia, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Netherlands, France, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Japan, Nigeria, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Syria and Iran as well.
The first title winners will be prized with 3000 dollars, the second title winners will receive a 2000 dollars award and the 3rd placeholders will be granted 1000 dollars.
Iran is one of the candidates for hosting the next years' Karate world cup and the presidential cup would be a proper and considerable arena to show the hosting capabilities of Iran and attract the attention of International Karate Federation.