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Afghanistan wins 2013 FIFA Fair Play Award

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Afghanistan was announced winner of the 2013 FIFA Fair Play award at the Ballon d’Or Award Ceremony held in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Beach Volleyball in the Afghan Capital

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A Beach Volleyball Tournament began in Kabul on Saturday, and by the end of it the top performing players are expected to fill four open slots on the Afghan National Beach Volleyball Team.
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Afghan Soccer Team's Win Fuels National Pride : NPR

Afghanistan's national soccer team has achieved what no other institution has managed to do recently: unify the country.
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Taekwondo Team Wins Bronze at Polish Open

Taekwondo Team Wins Bronze at Polish Open | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Afghanistan's National Taekwondo Team bagged two bronze medals at the Polish Open-Warsaw Cup 2013 on Monday in Warsaw, Poland.
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Silk Road festival, Afghanistan: goat polo, tug-of-war and dreams of peace

Silk Road festival, Afghanistan: goat polo, tug-of-war and dreams of peace | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Ghengis Khan invaded on horseback 800 years ago – but today crowds gather to watch Afghan highland games
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MMA fighter Baz Mohammad Mobarez inspires Afghanistan

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NATOChannel profiles Afghan Mixed Marshal Arts (MMA) champion highlighting his dedication to his sport and how he hopes sportsmen can inspire the future of his country. Baz Mohammed Mobariz is a 27-year-old MMA fighter from Kabul.
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Skateistan opens second skate park in Mazar-e-Sharif city

Skateistan opens second skate park in Mazar-e-Sharif city | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Another skate park was opened in northern Mazar-e-Sharif city of Afghanistan by the Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich.
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Rugby continues to grow in Afghanistan

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The Afghanistan Rugby Federation looks to increase participation as it tries to unite the nation in a love of rugby.
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FIFA’s investment in Afghanistan pays-off - FIFA.com

FIFA’s investment in Afghanistan pays-off - FIFA.com | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
An impressive climb in the latest Ranking, a consistent increase in registered players, a newly created football league and a wider recognition for women’s football stand out amid Afghanistan’s promising development.
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Afghan women cyclists riding for freedom

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The story of the Afghan National Women’s Cycling Team
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Afghan Ski Challenge Promotes Tourism to War-Weary Hindu Kush

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Local villagers out-compete international athletes in friendly race.
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Lessons in cricket diplomacy from Afghanistan – Telegraph Blogs

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Afghanistan has asked India to help develop cricket in the war-torn country into a national sport as the nation's governing cricket body struggles to meet demand from players who want to take the sport to the next level.

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Commentary: Bicycling a sign of resilience, strength for Afghan women - The Lantern

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When guns made way for roses in Kabul - Sport - dna

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Afghanistan skipper Haroon Amiri talks about the recent SAFF Cup win over India. - Sport dna
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Bunk beds, dreams of glory: life in Afghan Premier League

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KABUL — Being signed by a premiership club was a dream come true for 19-year-old striker Emal Mangal, even if top-level football in Afghanistan means being paid $9 a day and living in the same house as 143 other players.
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Afghanistan Defeats Pakistan 3-0 in Kabul Friendly Match

Afghanistan Defeats Pakistan 3-0 in Kabul Friendly Match | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
In a highly anticipated face-off between the national football teams of Afghanistan and Pakistan in Kabul on Tuesday, the Afghan team struck three unanswered goals against their south Asian rivals in a resounding 3-0 victory.
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ICC grants Associate membership to Afghanistan

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Afghanistan becomes the eighth Asian nation and the 38th overall to get the status.
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Afghan wins hearts of Indian football fans | Asia | DW.DE | 07.06.2013

Afghan wins hearts of Indian football fans | Asia | DW.DE | 07.06.2013 | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
When Indians talk about foreign footballers, they usually refer to Nigerians, Ghanaians or Brazilians. But the 26-year-old Afghan Zohib Islam Amiri has managed to change this and win the hearts of fans.
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Afghan Athlete Wins Bronze in Bodybuilding

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The Committee for Afghan Athletes in Europe said that Osman Anwari, an Afghan athlete won a bronze medal in the Europe Bodybuilding Championship on Sunday.
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ICC gives cash boost to Afghanistan

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Afghanistan has received a financial boost from the world cricket governing body to develop the sport in the war-ravaged nation, it was announced on Thursday.
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Video: Skiing Afghanistan

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Bamian Province is the only place in Afghanistan that is actively promoting adventure tourism. Many residents lost what little they had under the Taliban and are wary about what the future might hold.
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Disabled swimmers make a splash in Kabul

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Afghanistan's largest indoor swimming pool is helping youths, including those with no arms, learn to enjoy the water.
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Inauguration of a new building for Baghlan’s Sports Department

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The national Olympics committee has built a new building for Baghlan’s Sports Department along with a playing ground and a public park in Pulkhumri city at a cost of 11mn AFN.

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The 3rd Afghan Ski Challenge | Facebook

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The 3rd Afghan Ski Challenge will take place in Koh-e Baba Mountains in Bamyan on March 1, 2013.

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