London 2012: Iraqi rowers train on river of death

Iraqi rowers Haider Rashid and Hamza Hussein have endured more than most Olympians.

They train on the River Tigris, which was part of the front line during the 2003 war and by 2006, was a dumping ground for victims of sectarian violence.

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Matthew Pinsent went to Baghdad to see for himself the Iraqis' challenges in preparing for the 2012 Games in London.

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