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  1. First Afghan medalist Nikpai returns to hero's welcome

    Thousands of jubilant Afghans packed the national stadium to give the country's first Olympic medal winner Rohullah Nikpai a hero's welcome on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2008
  2. Nikpai hopes his medal can serve as message of peace

    In Rohullah Nikpai's war-torn country, fighting is a part of life. Training for the Olympics is a luxury few can afford, or even imagine. But Nikpai has proven it can be done: On Wednesday he won Afghanistan's first Olympic medal ever.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2008
  3. Afghan weightlifters loosen up their sport

    Gyms for bodybuilders are opening all over Kabul. Growing numbers of men are working out in places that have set up shop in abandoned war-ravaged buildings and new high-rises.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2006
  4. Contingent to represent Afghanistan for first time since '96

    Afghanistan's Olympic team left Friday for a Greek island training camp, where they'll hone their skills in hopes of putting this war-ravaged country back on the sporting map.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2004
  5. Afghan woman to compete at Olympics after ban

    After suffering through war and Taliban repression, young Afghan women and girls are returning to sports. This summer, at least one novice athlete will realize a dream that would have been scoffed at just four years ago: competing at the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2004