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Kosovo's fight for Olympic recognition

23 May 2012 Last updated at 06:43 BST

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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