Rohullah NIKPAI's bronze in the men's taekwondo flyweight class at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games was Afghanistan's first Olympic medal.
The country first competed at the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936, contesting the athletics and hockey.
In 1948 when the Olympic Games were last held in London, Afghanistan athletes were among the first in action. They lost to Luxembourg in a preliminary football match played before the Opening Ceremony.
Female Afghan athletes competed for the first time at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Robina MUQIM YAAR took part in athletics (100m) and Friba RAZAYEE in judo (middleweight).
Daa watan Afghanistan di (This land is Afghanistan)
Anthem: Year of Induction
Music Babrak WASA, words Abdul BARI JAHANI.
Official NOC name
IOC recognition date
NOC President's name
Mr Mohammad ZAHER AGHBAR
NOC General Secretary's name
Mr Jan Alam HUSSAINI
Year of first appearance in an Olympic Games
Number of appearances in Olympic Games
12, including London 2012
Summary of Olympic Games Appearances
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