Afghanistan at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Afghanistan at the
1996 Summer Olympics
IOC code AFG
NOC Afghanistan National Olympic Committee
in Atlanta
Competitors 1 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Mohammad Aman
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Afghanistan competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. The Central Asian nation returned to the Olympic Games after missing the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona.

Afghanistan only sent two representatives to the Atlanta Games but light-middleweight boxer Mohammad Jawid Aman was disqualified after arriving at the Games too late for the weigh-in. The other participant, marathon runner Abdul Baser Wasiqi injured his hamstring prior to the race. He nevertheless took part in the marathon but finished last, more than two hours after the winner.[1]


For more details on this topic, see Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Abdul Baser Wasiqi Marathon 4:24:17 111

See also


  1. "Taleban hope to get ban revoked", Reuters, August 17, 2000

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