Other Popular Sports Played in Afghanistan

Sports Special to Afghanistan

  • Tent-pegging
  • Kite Fighting--Participants cover the strings of their kites with a mixture of powdered glass and flour. Then they outmaneuver each other in order to cut the string of an opponent's kite. They do this by rubbing the strings together; this sport is mostly played by children and young teenagers.
  • Topay-danda--(Similar to stick ball)
  • Buzkashi

Popular Universal Sports Played in Afghanistan

  • Wrestling (Palwani)
  • Boxing
  • Martial Arts
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Bicycle racing
  • Archery
  • Shooting
  • Running

There are countless other sports that are played in Afghanistan, but it only seems fit to list the most popular.


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