Afghan cyclist team nominated for Nobel Peace prize
Afghanistan’s National Cyclist team has been nominated for Nobel Peace prize by members of Italian Parliament according to Total cycle team. They have been nominated for using bicycle as a vehicle for social justice, enduring violence and social stigma.
Points to know
This cyclist team ended up first in Asian championship held at Delhi in 2013
Afghan had a cycle team in 1986 and then due to Taliban rule it was prohibited in the nation and reborn in 2011 under the efforts of Abdul Sediq
The team is led by Zahra Hussaini
Around 118 members of Italian parliament voted for this team