These Skiers Are On Course To Become Afghanistan’s First Ever Winter Olympians

LONDON, March 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sajjad Husaini and Sayed Ali Shah Farhang from Afghanistan’s persecuted Hazara minority make unlikely ski champions. But the pair, now training in the Swiss Alps, are hoping to become war-torn Afghanistan’s first winter Olympians. Husaini, 25, and Farhang, 26, are from the mountainous Afghan province of Bamiyan, famed […]

U.S. Olympians Make Their Case For Preserving Public Lands

WASHINGTON ― Olympians who train on U.S. public lands are speaking out on why they want and need these open spaces preserved.  The initiative, dubbed Olympians for Public Lands, came together in response to athletes’ concerns about a rising political threat to federally protected lands. “As an Olympic athlete and an American, I feel passionately about […]