Kabul, Afghanistan, June 17, 2020: International Olympic Committee Member Samira Asghari from Afghanistan is optimistic that Afghan athletes can produce their best performance at the Tokyo Olympic Games next year thanks to the support of the IOC’s Olympic Solidarity funding programme.
The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee signed agreements with four national sports federations – taekwondo, weightlifting, athletics and boxing – on June 11 for Olympic Solidarity funding through to next year’s Olympic Games.
“Congratulations to the athletes who received the preparation training camp scholarships for the Summer Olympic Games Tokyo 2020,” Samira said in a Facebook post.
“Special thanks to the Afghan NOC for their efforts achieving such a wonderful opportunity which has been provided by the Olympic Solidarity programme of the IOC. It helps athletes to shine with their best performance during the Games.”
This agreement was signed by Dr. Hafizullah Wali Rahimi, General Director of the Department of Physical Education and Sport and President of the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee, Mr. Ajmal Ghani, senior adviser to the president and Olympic Council of Asia Executive Board member, Member of Parliament Robina Jalali and President of the Afghanistan Athletics Federation, and the heads of the relevant national federations.
NOC President Rahimi thanked the IOC and OCA for their continued support of sport in Afghanistan and asked the national sports federations to identify talent for the next IOC Youth Olympic Games in Dakar, Senegal in 2022.