Skateboard Diplomacy in Iran

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In many ways, they're just like kids you'd see in an American suburb.

Skateboards in tow, energy drinks in hand, and T-shirts with logos of their favorite urban skater gear.

They call themselves T-Sixty, a skateboard crew in Tehran. The streets and skateparks are their canvas, carving, kicking, and jumping through Tehran's maze of concrete alleys.

Alireza says they're working hard to get the sports off the ground, with skateboarding facilities in nearly every major Iranian city. Their dream? A cross-cultural skateboarding exchange with skaters from around the world, including America. Call it Skateboard diplomacy.


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