Olympic speedskating legend Johann Koss with some
of the children he works with

Many believe that sport can be something that heals, educates and inspires, something that brings joy and opportunity to children who are victims of war or famine, poverty and neglect.

Sportsworld's Brendan Connor went to meet Olympic speedskating legend Johann Koss, a man who put that noble dream into action by forming a charity aimed at giving children the Right to Play.

Football on the Frontline

There is probably no place on earth more dangerous to play football than in Baghdad.

But as Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel Hamid explains, there are still a few places in the Iraqi capital where the world game brings people together.

Desert Golf

Desert Golf in the Namibian desert
Sport has always provided young people with the chance to dream.

Al Jazeera's Imran Garda travelled to the Namibian desert, which is just about the last place on earth you would expect to find people hitting golf balls or anything else for that matter. 

But out here, in one of the most desolet places imaginable, you would be hard pressed to find anyone with more enthusiasn or a greater passion for the game.

Imran Garda met up with a group of golfers who share the dream of being the next Tiger Woods.

Nuba Wrestlers

To finish the programme we look at the ancient wrestling tradition of Nuba in central Sudan.

Locals claim the sport dates back 2500 years and refute the claims that the Greeks invented the sport, as Joanna Gasiorowska reports.

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This episode of Sportsworld aired from Monday 30 July 2007



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