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Kosovo's fight for Olympic recognition

Athletes from Kosovo are asking the International Olympic Committee to recognise their country and allow them to represent it.

Athletes from Kosovo are asking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to recognise their country and allow them to represent it.

Kosovo is not recognised as a sovereign state by the IOC, and it has yet to join the United Nations.

The dispute has led many athletes to emigrate in order to take part in international competitions.

Ellie Crisell reports.

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  • 23 May
  • From the section Europe