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Saturday, December 17, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Respected audience, sister and brothers,
It is my pleasure that sports in Afghanistan like other areas is progressing from the beginning of the new era and this of course is due to the attention of the in charges of this sector and now we are among other world countries and our sportsmen and women have attained pride for the country. 
Sports have been part of life in the centuries and our people two were engaged in sports for hundreds of years. 
Our forefathers were training their sons the skill of wrestling and swords usage and they believed that they can defend their country with these skills. 
In the present era that sports have become an important of lives, the government of Afghanistan has prepared better grounds compared to the past. 
In the recent years our sportsmen have made epics and in case better grounds are prepared for the sportsmen they can gain better prides for the country. 
Brothers and sisters,
The National Committee of Afghanistan in the recent years despite limited possibilities compared to neighboring countries has taken very bold steps in development of sports in the country. 
We are witnessing in recent years that our sportsmen bring in medals and prides from different matches and this indeed is remarkable. 
The progress made by our sportsmen in epic sports, football, basketballs, cricket and Taekwandu indicate that they are working in coordinated manner in the world of sports and our athletes for the first time got medals in the world matches’ in the recent two years and if we can provide them with better possibilities they can better shape their skills and bring in additional pride for the country. 
Availing this opportunity it is an honor for me to celebrate and congratulate each of our athletes on the victory of our football and cricket teams in the South Asian matches. 
It is worth praising that the Kabul Sports Stadium when it was heavily damaged is now rehabilitated into a fascinating ground for athlete with the cooperation of the US government that is now attaching the athletes. 
On this occasion I am thanking the US ambassador and General Allen Commander of ISAF in Afghanistan. 
I am hopeful that with additional efforts of athletes and cooperation of friendly countries we can move towards further progress in sports.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Afghanistan national cricket team returned the country after winning the championship of 20 hours competitions held in Nepal. 
After defeating Hong Kong team in the final, the team got the championship. 
Afghanistan national cricket players on Tuesday morning arrived in the Kabul international Airport and were warmed received by deputy cricket board Shahzada Masoud, officials of national Olympic committee, cricket board, a number of parliamentarians and Afghan people. 
General director for Afghan national Olympic committee while considering the sports as ambassador of peace asked the government set up high sports council for further improvement of sports in the country. 
He also asked the people and national traders to support and encourage the Afghan players. 
During the competitions, the Afghan national cricket team defeated Bhutan, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman and Maldives and finally defeated the Hong Kong national team in the final and won the championship.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Kabul (BNA) In his meeting with the Afghan Cricket and Football team members who have strived hard in gaining the championship of the Asian matches, President Karzai appreciated them and congratulated their success. 
They provided information about their competitions and asked the president for providing facilities for their next success. 
President Karzai ordered the Minister of Finance Dr. Zakhilwal to facilitate provision of Afs. 100,000 to each member of both the teams and those who have obtained gold medal should be awarded with Afs. 100,000, the bronze winner members Afs. 70,000 and the silver winners to be given Afs, 50,000 as gift from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Kabul (BNA) Afghan national power-lifting team returned homed on Sunday from the Asian Power-lifting Championship held in Japan where they received six medals including one gold, two silvers and three bronzes.
Power-lifting players were warmly welcomed by athletes and officials at the Kabul International Airport.
Afghan athletes played remarkable performance and received four positions I the championship, said Khwaja Farid Seddiqi head of Power-lifting Federation.
Mr. Seddiqi also received power-lifting referee document in the event.
He added the gold winner of the competition was Sayed Nadir Mojaddidi and the other athletes gained silver and bronze medals.
Nine players represented on behalf of Afghanistan in the championship.
They called on government and relevant officials to pave the ground for better sport opportunity to the athletes to bring such vital achievements in the future.
The event was held on 5-9 December in Kobe City of Japan with participation of 45 nations.
Japan, China and Iran secured first, second and third positions respectively in the event.

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