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Afghanistan won’t be at the Olympics

27 April 2024

4:20 PM

27 April 2024

4:20 PM

When the thousands of international athletes march proudly behind their national flags along the banks of the River Seine in Paris to open the Olympic Games in a few months, the country that usually leads the parade, behind the host, will be absent.

Afghanistan, first in the alphabetical order of nations, has been captured by the Taliban, an extreme Islamist movement that does not allow women to play sport.

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