Tolo News: The Beijing Winter Olympics kicked off on Friday in China with 2,871 male and female athletes from 91 countries competing in 15 different sports. This year, however, no athletes from Afghanistan attended the games due to the lack of Afghan passports, the athletes and Afghan ski officials said. Two skiers, Sayed Ali Shah
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 8, 2021 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced $560,000 of aid for the winter to members of the Afghan sports community who are still living in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover in August. The aid package was approved by the IOC Executive Board on December 8, the committee said
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 8, 2021 International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said that all of the Afghan national athletes from last month’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are “outside the country,” as international concerns mount over hard-line Taliban rule in Afghanistan. “All athletes who participated at the Olympic and Paralympic Games at
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s national taekwondo team missed the Asian qualifying matches for the Tokyo Olympics over positive tests of three members of the squad amidst their trip to Jordan this week. Their coach has also tested positive for COVID-19. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Fahim Anwari, a member of Afghanistan’s national swimming team, is preparing for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and hopes to represent the country successfully. Anwari, who has trained for six years, said he was selected from among 30 of the best swimmers in the country to represent Afghanistan in the international event. Click here
Tolo News: Sajjad Husaini, 28, and Sayed Alishah Farhang, 29, will represent Afghanistan in the 2022 Olympic Winter Games to be held in China, Afghanistan’s National Olympic Committee announced on Sunday. The announcement follows the signing of an agreement of the National Olympic Committee and Ski Federation to sponsor training for both athletes, and for
Tolo News: For the first time in history, two Afghan athletes will take part in the 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Pyeong Chang 2018, in February. Alishah Farhang and Sajjad Hussaini will be the country’s first skiers to represent Afghanistan at a winter Olympics. Click here
AFP: There are just 30 pools in Afghanistan, only one which welcomes girls — and it is facing militant threats for doing so. Nevertheless a handful are diving in, pioneers racing to achieve Olympic glory in Tokyo. The story of the 25-year-old coach and head of the newly created Women’s Swimming Committee, Elena Saboori, epitomises the struggle
Tolo News: Skiers Alishah Farhang and Sajjad Husaini, who represented Afghanistan at the World Championship in St. Moritz, Switzerland, said they hope to become the first Afghan athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. The two Afghan skiers are currently preparing for a competition in New Zealand. Click here to read more (external link).
Hasib Danish Alikozai VOA News / February 3, 2017 WASHINGTON/KABUL — Gyms have grown popular in Afghanistan’s capital in recent years, but the country’s conservative culture meant that women could not use them with men. One female entrepreneur saw that as an opportunity, and five years ago opened Ladies World, a women-only exercise facility with modern