Iraq's Olympic Dreams Grow Anew Ahmed al-Samarrai, president of the National Olympic Committee of Iraq, is preparing for Iraqi athletes to compete in the summer games in Athens. The current effort is markedly different from the abuse Iraqi athletes suffered when Saddam Hussein's son Uday headed the country's Olympic Committee. Hear NPR's Cheryl Corley and Samarrai.
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Iraq's Olympic Dreams Grow Anew

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Iraq's Olympic Dreams Grow Anew

Iraq's Olympic Dreams Grow Anew

Iraq's Olympic Dreams Grow Anew

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Ahmed al-Samarrai, president of the National Olympic Committee of Iraq, is preparing for Iraqi athletes to compete in the summer games in Athens. The current effort is markedly different from the abuse Iraqi athletes suffered when Saddam Hussein's son Uday headed the country's Olympic Committee. Hear NPR's Cheryl Corley and Samarrai.