IOC hails progress at meeting with Afghan sports officials

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Sports leaders appointed by the Taliban have promised Olympic officials that Afghanistan will continue to allow its athletes and teams to compete internationally. The International Olympic Committee announced the pledge Thursday after its delegation met in Qatar with leaders of the Afghan General Directorate of Physical Education & Sports. The Qatari capital city of Doha has been a political base for the Taliban, which retook control of Afghanistan in August. “During the meeting, the Afghan representatives stated that they were strongly committed to following and observing the Olympic Charter,…

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