Rozafa Kelmendi


Dedaj: A Paralympian's tale of discrimination and pain

Born in Albania, Dedaj moved to Italy on a boat as she kept losing her sight. Now, she is a shining star in Rio.


Kosovo’s Olympic dream taking shape

The IOC recognised Kosovo as an independent state and has allowed athletes to represent it at Rio 2016.


The heavy weights on a champion’s life

Albanian weightlifter Begaj won gold at World C'ships but her story tells a tale of struggle.