Afghanistan Confirms Participation in Winter Universiade 2017

ALMATY – Athletes from Bamyan province in Afghanistan will take part in upcoming sporting event in Almaty, according to the Organising Committee for the Winter Universiade.



“We expect a high-level Winter Universiade,” shared Waheedullah Hameedi, secretary general of USF of Afghanistan. According to him, there are three athletes expected to take part in the games – one man and two women.

“Most people know that the Bamyan province of Afghanistan is a place of international winter competitions. We managed to select the delegation from Bamyan city to take part in the Universiade.”

The delegate said that the “Winter Universiade is a great opportunity for us to take part in the second largest multi-sporting event in the World after the Olympic Games” and wished good luck for all participants.

Almaty will host the Winter Universiade from Jan. 29 to Feb. 8, 2017 and will become the first city to host the Winter Universiade in the Commonwealth of Independent States. Competitions will be held in eight venues in 12 disciplines. As of March 10, 55 countries had confirmed their participation in the Winter Universiade 2017.


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