Britain bars Syrian Olympic chief
LONDON -- An official involved in the Olympic movement said Friday that Britain has refused to grant a visa to Syrian Olympic Committee chief Gen. Mowaffak Joumaa to attend the London Games.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision publicly, confirmed that Joumaa has been barred over his links to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.
Britain's Home Office, which decides on visa applications, declined to confirm details, ...
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