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Afghanistan
The future appears uncertain for Afghanistan following its takeover by the Taliban as US-led forces withdrew from the country after 20 years of occupation. As other nations continue to evacuate their citizens, the Central Asian country has been struck by political and humanitarian crises.

Which Sports Have Not been Banned by the Taliban (Yet)

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Following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, everyday life has faced drastic changes in the country, as the radical group has its own views on how daily routine should be organised. Sports activities are no exception.
When the Taliban seized Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul, many, including female athletes, decided to leave the war-ravaged country out of a fear of reprisals from the group, which is known for its negative attitude towards things such as women's sports.
Some sports activities, however, are not simply allowed, on the other hand, but cherished. The newly created government wants Afghans to improve their football and swimming skills.
Check out Sputnik's photo gallery to find out more about sports activities in Afghanistan.
*The Taliban is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia and many other countries.
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Children wait to show their skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (not pictured), at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021. From swimming to soccer, running to horse-riding, Afghanistan's new sports chief said on 14 September that the Taliban will allow 400 sports -- but declined to confirm if women can play a single one.

Children wait to show their skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (not pictured), at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021. From swimming to soccer, running to horse-riding, Afghanistan's new sports chief said on 14 September that the Taliban will allow 400 sports -- but declined to confirm if women can play a single one. - Sputnik International
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Children wait to show their skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (not pictured), at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021. From swimming to soccer, running to horse-riding, Afghanistan's new sports chief said on 14 September that the Taliban will allow 400 sports -- but declined to confirm if women can play a single one.

© AFP 2021 / Bulent Kilic

Youths play at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021.

Youths play at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021. - Sputnik International
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Youths play at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021.

© AFP 2021 / Bulent Kilic

Taliban's director of physical education and sports Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (C) arrives to watch youths perform their skills during an event at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021.

Taliban's director of physical education and sports Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (C) arrives to watch youths perform their skills during an event at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021. - Sputnik International
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Taliban's director of physical education and sports Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (C) arrives to watch youths perform their skills during an event at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021.

© AFP 2021 / Bulent Kilic

Youths show their skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai, at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021.

Youths show their skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai, at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021. - Sputnik International
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Youths show their skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai, at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021.

© AFP 2021 / Bulent Kilic

A Taliban fighter stands as youths wait to show their skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (not pictured), at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021.

A Taliban fighter stands as youths wait to show their skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (not pictured), at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021. - Sputnik International
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A Taliban fighter stands as youths wait to show their skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (not pictured), at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021.

© AFP 2021 / Bulent Kilic

A youth (L) warms up before showing his skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (not pictured), at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021.

A youth (L) warms up before showing his skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (not pictured), at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021. - Sputnik International
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A youth (L) warms up before showing his skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (not pictured), at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021.

© AFP 2021 / Bulent Kilic

Taliban fighters stand as youths (not pictured) show their skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (not pictured), at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021.

Taliban fighters stand as youths (not pictured) show their skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (not pictured), at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021. - Sputnik International
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Taliban fighters stand as youths (not pictured) show their skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (not pictured), at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021.

© AFP 2021 / Bulent Kilic

A young athlete (L) stands next to a Taliban fighter as others perform their skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (not pictured), at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021.

A young athlete (L) stands next to a Taliban fighter as others perform their skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (not pictured), at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021. - Sputnik International
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A young athlete (L) stands next to a Taliban fighter as others perform their skills during an event organised for the visit of the Taliban's director of physical education and sports, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai (not pictured), at a gymnasium in Kabul on 14 September 2021.

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