Tolo News: At least 80 athletes, including girls, competed in the eighth round of ski racing in Bamiyan titled the Ski Challenge. The event was held days after the first winter games festival was held in Bamiyan in which over 180 athletes had attended. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Kandahar Has 48
Daily Mail (UK): Skiing in Afghanistan has apparently been going on for centuries but traditionally the men use the means of transport for moving through the snow to hunt for animals or collect livestock, not for fun. After adjusting to life in the area and feeling comfortable with the terrain, Bjorge set her sights on
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
Tolo News: Masuma Hassani has won the fifth round of Afghan Ski Challenge Tournament for girls which has ended in Bamiyan province. Freba Ahmadi and Fatima Nazari took second and third places respectively in the challenge in which 13 skiers participated. Three clubs from the province attended the five-day competition. Click here to read more (external
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).
Tolo News: The Afghan national golf team returned home on Monday from an international golf event in Bangladesh after having won one gold medal and one bronze medal. Afghanistan’s Hashmatullah Sarwari won gold for his country while Imran Ali won bronze. “I worked hard to be fully prepared for the tournament and I was committed to
1TV: For the first time in its history, Afghanistan has been approved as an Associate Member of International Ski Federation. The approval came following the 50th International Ski Congress in Cancun of Mexico from 6th to 10th June that was attended by more than 900 participants from the global ski family, the federation announced in a statement.
Alishah Farhang, a sheep herder, and Sajjad Husaini, an electrician, are aiming for the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea, where they would be the first Afghans to ski in the Olympics. Three months ago, Afghanistan became a provisional member of the International Ski Federation (FIS). Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: The 6th round of ski competition, Afghan Ski Challenge, was inaugurated in central Bamyan province of Afghanistan on Thursday evening. Athletes from Afghanistan and abroad will participate in the contest with local officials saying the sporting events will help Bamyan to attract more tourists that could play a key role in expanding the economy. Click
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan – Published on Feb 15, 2016 Skiers in search of the next challenge might want to consider a place which is unlikely to come to mind: Afghanistan. Locals — including women in this traditionally conservative country — have already been drawn to the frozen fun on the slopes of Bamiyan.