Afghan Biographies

Hanif, Mahmood


Name Hanif, Mahmood
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth
Function/Grade Acting President Olympic Movement in Afghanistan AOC
History and Biodata

1. President Olympic Movement in Afghanistan National Staff, Afghan Olympic Committee AOC:
Mahmood Hanif, acting (20161031)
2. Previous Functions:
Afghan Chess Federation Official? (20140809)
Acting President Olympic Movement in Afghanistan National Staff, Afghan Olympic Committee AOC (20161003, 20170222)
3. Biodata:
Mahmud Hanif Mohmod Hanif Mahmoud Hanif



Background:

Row over Afghanistan Olympic Committee President continues. Mahmood Hanif claimes to be the President. So Afghanistan National Olympic Committee (A-NOC) Acting President Mahmod Hanif has called upon the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympic Council of Asia to recognise his position. 

In a letter sent to Pere Miró, the IOC’s deputy director general for relations with the Olympic Movement, Hanif claimed the A-NOC is "really surprised" that its General Assembly decision to elect him as acting President - taken in Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat on the sidelines of the 2015 OCA General Assembly - has so been ignored.  Archery, basketball, buzkashi, canoeing and rowing and chess back Hanif. But Zahir Aghbar is being backed as A-NOC President by the IOC and OCA. "As General Aghbar's election was with violation of the AFG-NOC statutes and the National Federations’ right to participate in AFG-NOC General Assemblies, the Olympic Movement in Afghanistan got worse when General Aghbar started creating parallel federations for the ones which didn’t support him in his election," he wrote in letter.(20170222)


 

Last Modified 2017-02-22
Established 2017-02-22