Afghanistan at the Olympics

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Afghanistan at the Olympics is a history which includes 13 games in 12 countries and 100+ athletes.[1] Since 1936, Afghanistan has contributed to the growth of the "Olympic Movement". [2]

The International Olympic Committee's official abbreviation for Afghanistan is AFG.[3]

History[change | change source]

The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee was formed in 1935. It was recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1936.[4]

Afghanistan's team first competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.[1]

In 1999, Afghanistan was banned from the Olympics due to its discrimination against women under Taliban rule.

In the 2004 Summer Olympics two women, Robina Muqim Yaar and Friba Razayee, were the first women to compete for Afghanistan at the Olympics.[5] Mehboba Ahdyar, a woman in the 2008 Summer Olympics had death threats because of her plan to be in the Games.[6]

Medalists[change | change source]

Summer games[change | change source]

Medal Name Games Sport Event
33 Bronze Nikpai, RohullahRohullah Nikpai 2008 Beijing Taekwondo Men's 58 kg
33 Bronze Nikpai, RohullahRohullah Nikpai 2012 London Taekwondo Men's 68 kg

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 SportsReference.com (SR/Olympics), "Afghanistan"; retrieved 2012-7-28.
  2. Olympics.org, "Factsheet: The Olympic Movement"; retrieved 2012-7-28.
  3. "Official abbreviations" at The Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Tokyo, 1964, [p. 9 of 409 PDF]; retrieved 2012-8-16.
  4. Afghanistan; retrieved 2012-7-28.
  5. BBC. "Afghan women's Olympic dream". Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  6. Associated Press (2008-03-16). "Afghan Woman Runs Toward Olympics Despite Jeers, Potential Danger". Retrieved 2011-07-13. 

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