Afghanistan at the 1996 Summer Olympics
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.