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Afghan Athletes Gain 300 Medals Last Year

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Sunday, April 01, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The athletes of the country could gain over 300 medals in different sports fields from the international tournaments during the last one year, an official said the other day. 
Most sportspersons of the country could win first and second positions in the international sport competitions last year (1390) and receive more than 300 medals, said, head of Afghanistan National Olympic Committee, Mohammad Zaher Aghbar as quoted by BNA reporter, Najiba Zuhab. 
The sportspersons of our country, could win medals in different fields such as football, volleyball, basketball, water polo, cricket, taekwondo boxing Judo, athletics, weightlifting, gymnastic etc, Aghbar said with pleasure. 
“In the last year, we could strengthen our relations with other countries sports foundations, a decision would highly help us exchange experiences and meanwhile we signed many memorandum of cooperation with the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS), Kabul Municipality, ministries of education, defense and interior, National Directorate for Security (NDS) and other foundations”, he added. 
According to him, the medal winners of the country had materially and spiritually been praised, particularly with cash trophies by presidential office, on Monday, Hamal 7 this year. 
Ten sport stadiums were expected to constructed in the country last year, a number of them had been completed and work on a number of them were due to be completed this year, Aghbar said.
Any provinces should enjoy a sport complex with the capacity of over 18,000 people, he said adding that the national Olympic committee would provide the best exercise facilities and living condition for those who are planned to attend other international tournaments, Aghbar added reporting Nesar Ahmad Bahawi and Sadaf Rahimi who were expected to attend in the 2012 London international Olympiad had enjoyed special facilities of the committee. 
The sportspersons of the country are only working for their country unless to be linked to any ethnic, tribe or language, and they are being praised only based on their talents, he concluded.

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