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Former athlete concerned about Uday connection

Updated: August 15, 2003, 8:38 PM ET
By Tom Farrey | ESPN.com

A former Iraqi athlete paid to advise the U.S.-led group reorganizing sports in that country was fired after expressing concerns that the official chosen to head the sports ministry was too closely associated with the late Uday Hussein, the former Olympic committee chairman with a long record of corruption and human rights abuses.

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