Talk:Afghanistan at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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"Afghanistan first competed in the Olympics in 1936, but missed many Olympics under Taliban rule."

"Many" is a bit vague, and I suspect a bit of an exaggeration. I think it missed 2000, but not 1996. Something (for me?) to work on. Andjam 10:16, 1 October 2005 (UTC)

Ok, I've clarified it a bit. I'm not certain if Afghanistan competed in Salt Lake, but hopefully the edit I made doesn't imply anything with regards to Salt Lake. This [[1]] link suggests Afghanistan probably wasn't going to do so.

The two women spent some time training Afghan women's Olympic dream at Lesbos (see also Afghanistan's Olympics team to train on Lesbos). This article Afghans to train for Athens Games on Lesbos mentions that Afghani refugees sometimes landed there.

Ideally, the rationale for Afghanistan being banned should be added. "Your government is really bad" isn't a rationale, but many people may think it is. Andjam 13:43, 1 October 2005 (UTC)

Bahave[edit]

Who is Nisar Ahmad Bahave? This page claims he participated at Tae Kwon Do, but i haven't found a single prrof about his participation in Athens 2004 official site. This article says Afghanistan participated with just five Olympians, and Nisar Ahmad does not appear on the list. --200.77.160.252 21:03, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

IIRC, he was listed on the athens2004.com site pre-Games under the "Participants" "Search by NOC" "AFG". However, that part of the site no longer seems to be working for me. And the official report on the Tae Kwon Do competition has no mention of him. My guess is that he withdrew before the start of the Games. I have removed his name from the page. — Jonel | Speak 00:03, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

Bahave is a bit of a mystery again in 2008. This page claims that he'll be competing in Beijing, but this official page of the Afghan government, which lists Afghanistan's four competitors for 2008, doesn't mention him. The first page is more recent than the second, though, so perhaps he's a later addition... Aridd (talk) 10:05, 13 June 2008 (UTC)