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IRAQ TO TAKE PART IN OLYMPICS

7. srpna 2019 18:52

Harry Peart z Prahy: The Iraq Olympic Committee was dissolved following an IOC investigation into accusations against Saddam Hussein's son Uday. He was alleged to have tortured and jailed athletes at his headquarters in Baghdad when he was president of the National Olympic Committee. The IOC said no one involved in the abuses should be part of the new structure. Earlier this month the IOC sent a delegation to Iraq to assess the situation. Further discussions have identified the need for the athletes to be helped by funding from the Olympic movement. Top-level athletes will be selected for training and advised which international competitions they should attend. The longer-term incentive is to enable some of the athletes to take part in next year's Olympic Games in Athens. VOCABULARYIOC - International Olympic Committee - MOV - Mezinárodní olympijský výbor to dissolve - rozpustit to torture and jail athletes - mučit a věznit sportovce he was alleged - údajně (předkládat fakt, ale nepotvrdit ho) to be involved - podílet se na funding - finance to assess the situation - posoudit, vyhodnotit situaci incentive - podnět, stimul

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