Aug 5, 2011

Lack of Opportunity for the Best Afghan Athletes

Sometimes heroes don't get the backing they need to fulfill their goals - and ultimately, their potential. Boxer Mustafa Qasemi is one of Afghanistan's top-ranked athletes, but he is not considered by the Afghan Olympic council because of his lack of sponsorship.

Many boxers in Afghanistan move on to the Olympic national team who are of much lesser skill than Mustafa, as they enough money to enter the care of the council. Afghanistan's honor can not be complete without athletes like Mustafa being able to compete at the skill-level they deserve to contend in.