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Syria vows to attend Olympics

Updated: May 30, 2012, 8:39 AM ET
Associated Press

DAMASCUS, Syria -- The president of the Syrian Olympic Committee says nine athletes from the war-torn country have qualified for the London Olympics and will compete "despite all pressures, media war and threats to ban them."

Gen. Mowaffak Joumaa says Syria plans to send up to 10 athletes and several officials even though a travel ban looms against top officials.

Joumaa says Syria will take part to reflect the "will of its people and show its firm support for the leadership of the ...

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