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Afghan woman to compete at Olympics after ban

Updated: March 9, 2004, 6:03 PM ET
Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan -- At Afghanistan's national stadium, girls in black outfits line the concrete running track, practicing kung fu kicks. Nearby, others play basketball in jeans and headscarves.

After suffering through war and Taliban repression, young Afghan women and girls are returning to sports. This summer, at least one novice athlete will realize a dream that would have been scoffed at just four years ago: competing at the Olympics.

Robina Muqimyar, a 17-year-old high school ...

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