Taliban allow Afghan athletes to compete internationally

by Aamaj News

Associated Press reported that Taliban would allow Afghan athletes and teams to compete internationally.

Last Thursday, acting head of the National Olympic Committee, Nazar Mohammad Mutmaeen, met officials of Intercontinental Olympic Committee (IOC) in Qatar.

“During the meeting, the Afghan representatives stated that they were strongly committed to following and observing the Olympic Charter,” the IOC said in a statement.

The IOC added that both sides discussion were productive, and reiterated the fundamental right to access and practice sport safely for all individuals without discrimination.

National Olympic Committee of Afghanistan said that the IOC had announced its support for Afghan athletes, and promised to continue its assistance as usual to this committee.

The news comes as after the collapse of former government, a large number of athletes left the country. At present, sports in Afghanistan are doomed to fail.

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