Afghanistan

Afghanistan otherwise known as Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, meaning Land of the Afghans 

Its terrain is either plains or rugged mountains and the countries capital is Kabul.

About Afghanistan

Country flag
Short Name
AFG
Capital
Kabul
Language
Dari (Persian) and Pashto
Population
32,738,376
Area
647,500 km²
Calling Code
+93

National Olympic Committee

Country flag
NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
Afghanistan National Olympic Committee
Recognition Year
1936
Address
Headquarter, Ghazi stadium, Kabul,Afghanistan

Sports

Working together with Afghanistan National Olympic Committee, the Afghan Sports Federation promotes cricket, association football, basketball, volleyball, golf, handball, boxing, taekwondo, weightlifting, bodybuilding, track and field, skating, bowling, snooker, chess, and other sports in the country.

The country’s most iconic sports athlete is Rohullah Nikpai, who was the first Afghan representative of his nation to win a medal for Afghanistan in the Olympics. He won Bronze in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, the only two occasions Afghanistan have received medals. This sport has recently thrived in Afghanistan by his influence.

Other popular sports practiced in Afghanistan are football, cricket, martial arts, bodybuilding, basketball boxing.

Climate

It experiences four distinct seasons and sharp temperature contrasts according to time of day, season and elevation.

It has extremely cold winters with a lot of snowfall in the mountains and very hot dry summers while spring and autumn are the rainier seasons.

Religion

Islam

Culture

Afghans display pride in their religion, country, ancestry, and above all, their independence. 

Afghan’s cuisine is renowned for its delicious flavour and aromatic spices. The dietary staples are rice and bread (naan). Other basic foods include cheese, beef, lamb, chicken, eggs, tea and numerous fruits and vegetables. As in other Muslim countries, livestock must be slaughtered according to Islamic rites (halal).

Afghanistan’s most popular art is poetry. The country’s poetic heritage spans many centuries and cultures. Poems traditionally celebrate heroic virtues, romantic love and religious piety. The most important Pashtu poet is Kaushal Khan Khattak, a 17th century chieftain and warrior who also wrote books on philosophy, medicine and ethics.

Kabul, Afghanistan, June 9, 2021: Samira Asghari, the youngest member of the International Olympi...
09.06.2021
Tehran, Iran, June 1, 2021: The heads of the Afghanistan and Iranian National Olympic Committees ...
01.06.2021
Kabul, Afghanistan, May 26, 2021: The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee has met with Emirate...
26.05.2021
Kabul, Afghanistan, April 20, 2021: Afghanistan National Olympic Committee reports that the first...
20.04.2021
Kabul, Afghanistan, April 7, 2021: Afghan swimmer Fahim Anwari has given himself a double boost a...
07.04.2021
Kabul, Afghanistan, March 31, 2021: The President of the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee, ...
31.03.2021
Kabul, Afghanistan, March 25, 2021: The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee’s President and Se...
25.03.2021
Kabul, Afghanistan, March 17, 2021: The leadership of the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee ...
17.03.2021
Kabul, Afghanistan, March 10, 2021: The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee held a ceremony to...
10.03.2021
Kabul, Afghanistan, March 8, 2021: From Afghanistan to Uzbekistan, National Olympic Committees ac...
08.03.2021
Kabul, Afghanistan, March 5, 2021: The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee conducted a two-day...
05.03.2021
Kabul, Afghanistan, November 29, 2020: The Central Asia Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (Radoca...
30.11.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, November 16, 2020: The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee and Afghanistan...
16.11.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, November 9, 2020: The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee held an official...
09.11.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, November 2, 2020: Afghanistan surfing is riding the crest of a wave after rec...
02.11.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, October 25, 2020: Afghanistan’s female athletes have expressed their concerns...
25.10.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, October 7, 2020: The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee is mourning the l...
07.10.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, September 28, 2020: The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee reports that t...
28.09.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, September 14, 2020: The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee reports that f...
14.09.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, September 9, 2020: All sports activities in Afghanistan have resumed after a ...
09.09.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, September 2, 2020: The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee held a receptio...
02.09.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, August 27, 2020: The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee reports that two ...
27.08.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, August 24, 2020: The life story of Rohullah Nikpai, Afghanistan’s first and o...
24.08.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, August 24, 2020: The President of the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee,...
24.08.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, August 11, 2020: The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee reports that the ...
11.08.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, July 28, 2020: Dr. Hafizollah Wali Rahimi, head of the Physical Education and...
28.07.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, July 14, 2020: Asia Rugby announced on July 8 that the Afghanistan Rugby Fede...
14.07.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, July 13, 2020: The hierarchy of the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee me...
13.07.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, July 2, 2020: The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee has sent a message o...
02.07.2020
Kabul, Afghanistan, June 17, 2020: International Olympic Committee Member Samira Asghari from Afg...
17.06.2020
Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, April 16, 2020: Skateistan – the award-winning organisation that com...
16.04.2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 28, 2019: The Director General of the Sambo Union of Asia, Suresh...
28.10.2019