Thursday, 25 February 2016
Afghanistan’s National Women’s Cycling Team has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Italian parliamentarians
Afghanistan had a women’s team as early as 1986, but that program was scuttled during Soviet and subsequent Taliban control of the country. It was reborn in 2011 when Abdul Sediq, coach of the Afghan men’s national team, founded a team around his daughter, Marjan “Mariam” Sedequi.
Posted by Ivo Toniut