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Iraqi team takes part in London Olympics

08-02-2012 13:15 BJT

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Iraq is represented by eight athletes in seven events at the London 2012 Olympic games. Iraq first took part in the Games in 1948, winning a medal in weightlifting in 1960.

Team Iraq's weightlifting coach and two of its athletes say the team is proud to represent their country in the event.

Khudair Basha, Iraqi team's weightlifting coach, says, "We need more support and facilities in our country to have a more positive participation in the Olympics Games. We have great hopes for the Games and hope we can win in more events."

Ali Salman, Iraqi wrestler 120KG, says, "Our facilities need to be improved in Iraq, the most important thing for us is that we take part and represent our country as best as possible and return Iraqi sport to what it was in the past, I hope we have a great Olympics."

Ahmed Ahmed, Iraqi boxer 69KG, says, "I hope we can achieve something in this event, it's every athletes dream to be here. I hope we do justice in representing Iraqi sports, we have some champions in our delegation and I hope they get some good results."

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: CCTV.com

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