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AFGHAN WOMEN EXCLUDED FROM OLYMPICS

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Taliban government undecided about women in sports–Spokesman for Afghan Olympics Committee

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Taliban’s Olympic Committee spokesman says his government is interested in continuing sports activities for men

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The spokesman for Afghanistan’s Olympic Committee, Dad Mohammad Nawak, on Monday (November 08) refused to reply to questions about the participation of women in sports, saying they were waiting for the formation of a policy on the issue.

“For women players--even for women watching sports in Afghanistan--we are waiting for the Islamic government of Afghanistan policy,” Nawak told a news conference in Kabul.

He said their priority was to focus on sports and Afghan players so that they could give “ a perform better performance in Olympics and no one can raise a finger on us”

Nawak said the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan (IEA) was trying to contact the international community as it continued its efforts for the promotion of sports in the war-torn country.

About the problems being faced by the Afghan Olympics Association, Nawak said the Islamic government had teething problems, to begin with, because they had no person to deal with Olympic Sports but now they were slowly settling in.

He added that his government had sent a detailed letter to the International Olympic Association and told them that all their concerns will be addressed.

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