Afghanistan will no longer participate at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics after Taliban has taken over power.
Before the development, Afghanistan was expected to be represented by two taekwondo players at the Paralympics.
“Regrettably NPC Afghanistan will no longer participate in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games,” an International Paralympic Committee spokesperson said.
“Due to the serious ongoing situation in the country, all airports are closed and there is no way for them to travel to Tokyo.
“We hope the team and officials remain safe and well during this difficult time.”
“It was a dream for NPC Afghanistan to attend the Tokyo 2020 but with this unfortunate circumstances it’s close to impossible”, Chef de Mission Arian Sadiqi said on Twitter.