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Afghanistan Sports

Basketball Diaries: Afghanistan

Peretz Partensky | Posted 03.01.2013 | Impact
Peretz Partensky

Most of the Afghan basketball players stepped on the court barefoot; a few wore sandals, others worn-out dress shoes. In time, the hazy fog of Afghan players coalesced into human beings with names: Big Boy Nasrat, Fleet-footed Sudir, Haji Najib, Young Azar, Engineer Izatullah, Lefty Ashoq.

For Afghans, London Games Brings More Than Olympics Glory

Ahmad Shafi | Posted 10.22.2012 | World
Ahmad Shafi

What the trio in the Afghan team achieved may not alter the outcome of the conflict as U.S.-led NATO troops prepare to leave the country in 2014. But it allowed young Afghans who grew up in the last 20 years to see their country briefly united for the first time in their lives.