More than 700 Olympic community members in danger in Afghanistan

More than 700 Olympic community members in danger in Afghanistan

Many lives are still under threat due to the brutal Taliban rule in Afghanistan. On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee said the lives of more than 700 members of its community in Afghanistan were at risk.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Mohit Saxena | Updated on: 27 Oct 2021, 03:06:47 PM

International Olympic Committee expressed concern. (Photo Credit: agency)

Geneva :

Many lives are still under threat due to the brutal Taliban rule in Afghanistan. On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee said the lives of more than 700 members of its community in Afghanistan were at risk. Earlier in September, IOC President Thomas Bach said that all Afghan Tokyo Games athletes as well as two players expected to qualify for the 2022 Winter Olympics had left the country. The new Taliban government began its rule in Afghanistan on 15 August. During this, the US-backed administration was overthrown.

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The IOC stated that it was concerned that “there are mainly women and girls practicing the sport, as well as supporting them and women in the sport. In relation to these members of the Afghan Olympic community, the IOC has two separate Continuing its aid in different ways. “First of all, he is doing everything possible to get them out to safe countries. Second, the IOC has been informed that the people who have to stay are suffering from humanitarian crisis in the country with respect to the availability of food and clothing.

In both cases, Qatar’s NOC (National Olympic Committee) has offered logistical support with respect to transportation and delivery of humanitarian aid from Kabul. Significantly, due to the coming of Taliban rule, incidents of atrocities are being seen continuously in Afghanistan. Here women are facing a lot of trouble.



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First Published : 27 Oct 2021, 03:01:45 PM

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