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Syria Sending 7 Athletes To Rio 2016


Syria Sending 7 Athletes To Rio 2016

Bringing pride to their war ravaged country, Syria is sending 7 athletes to Rio 2016. They'll be competing in athletics, swimming, judo, table tennis and weightlifting. The Olympics aspires to rise above political conflicts. But in Syria, only those who live in government controlled areas can compete. Even then, it hasn't been an easy journey and the athletes have missed out on funding and training overseas due to the war. The Syrian conflict is now in its 6th year. Rio 2016 will also feature the 1st ever Olympic refugee team. 

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