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