Tae Kwon Do Holds Olympic Hopes for Iraq Forty-eight Iraqi athletes, coaches and officials are representing their country at the Olympics in Athens, against a backdrop of turmoil and continuing violence at home. NPR's Ivan Watson met with one athlete who will be Iraq's first Tae Kwan Do competitor at the Olympics.
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Tae Kwon Do Holds Olympic Hopes for Iraq

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Tae Kwon Do Holds Olympic Hopes for Iraq

Tae Kwon Do Holds Olympic Hopes for Iraq

Tae Kwon Do Holds Olympic Hopes for Iraq

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Forty-eight Iraqi athletes, coaches and officials are representing their country at the Olympics in Athens, against a backdrop of turmoil and continuing violence at home. NPR's Ivan Watson met with one athlete who will be Iraq's first Tae Kwan Do competitor at the Olympics.