Ms Samira ASGHARI

Entry in the IOC 2018
Born 31 March 1994

Ms Samira ASGHARI

AFG

Education

Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology AISTS (International Academy of Sports Science and Technology) Lausanne, Switzerland (2021); Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, International Relations, Kateb University, Afghanistan; Graduated from Rabia Balkhi High School Kabul, Afghanistan

Career

Started Sport at the age of five with aquatics/swimming and martial arts (Kung fu) at the age of seven. Subsequently played soccer as goalkeeper in primary school, and continued as an elite athlete playing for the Afghanistan Women's National Basketball team since late 2009. In 2019, as captain of the national team, represented the women's team as an Executive Board member of the Afghanistan National Basketball Federation.

Sports practised

Swimming, Kung fu/Wushu, Football, Skateboarding, Basketball

Sports career

Basketball

Sports administration

Executive Board member of the NOC of Afghanistan (2012-2013, 2016, 2018-); International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Solidarity Department intern (2021); Council Member of World Taekwondo and Asian Taekwondo Union (ATU) (2021-); Advisory Committee Member of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA); Member of OCA Peace Through Sport Committee (2019-); Deputy Chef de Mission of the Afghan Olympic delegation in Rio (2016); Honorary Secretary General of Afghanistan National Cycling Federation; Deputy Secretary General of the NOC of Afghanistan (2016); Member of OCA Women and Sport Committee (2013-2014); Treasurer for the NOC of Afghanistan (2012-2013); Member of the International Relations Department and Women's Affairs of the NOC and General Directorate of Physical Education and Sport of Afghanistan (2011-2012)

Membership of other associations

Volunteer at the Afghanistan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) Youth Department (2012-); Founding Member of Peace and Sport Council in Afghanistan (2013); Volunteer member at the Peace and Sport Council of Afghanistan (2013); Administrative staff member of the Audit Department of the Chief Executive Office of the IR of Afghanistan (2015-2017)

Other activities

Civil and human rights activist

IOC History

Member of following Commissions: Athletes’ Entourage (2014-); Coordination of the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028 (2019-); Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games (2019-); Coordination of the 4th Winter Youth Olympic Games Gangwon 2024 (2020-)