Samira Asghari is the first ever Member of the International Olympic Committee from Afghanistan since 2018. Upon her election at the age of 24, Asghari became the youngest ever member to join the IOC. She has been playing for Afghanistan Women’s National Basketball team since 2009 and is the former captain of the team. She is a civilian/human rights activist, advocate for women and youth empowerment through sport. She is one of the founders of the Afghanistan Peace and Sport Council, volunteer for ARCS (Afghan Red Crescent Society) Youth and Sport department since 2012, a former member of the Women and Sport Committee of OCA She is the award winner of the top 10 Women from UN Afghanistan and is a sport administrator with 10 years of professional experience in national and international non-for-profit sport organisations e.g., Afghanistan National Olympic Committee, OCA (Olympic Council of Asia), IOC (International Olympic Committee) Additionally, she has worked as internal audit admin staff for the Chief Executive Office of the IR of Afghanistan during the 2010s. Her background is in International Relation, she studied political science in Afghanistan and currently studies a master in sport administration and technology at AISTS in Switzerland. Samira Asghari is a member of the following Commissions within the International Olympic Committee: IOC Athletes’ Entourage (2014-); Coordination of the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028 (2019-); Coordination for the 4th Winter Olympic Games Gangwon 2024 (2020-); Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games (2020-Current).