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Despite war, Syrian athletes ready for Olympics

All athletes struggle and sacrifice to reach the Olympics, but Syrian athletes have faced more than the usual trials |  Continue reading

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Zenobians: Sporting life in besieged Syria

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With a row of evergreens surrounding the field and Damascus’ Mt Qasioun as a backdrop, the practice field – even though shared – is a near-idyllic recreation venue.


(Oct. 2) – WHILE I don’t follow organized sports, when I got the opportunity to meet the only rugby team in Syria and see them practise, I jumped on it.  I found the fact that these men still meet, train and compete – in spite of the many obstacles which should prevent them from doing so – fascinating. Continue reading

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