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Olympics herald new era for Libyan sport
Post-Gaddafi era brings new hopes and dreams for sport in Libya, as athletes embrace Olympics without fear.
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2012 05:51

Libya have sent just five athletes to the Olympics, but having a team in London at all is an achievement in itself.

Under the rule of Muammar Gaddafi little was done to back sport, and the country has never won an Olympic medal.

Just weeks before the Games opened, the head of the Libyan Olympic committee was kidnapped at gunpoint.  

Al Jazeera's Andy Richardson reports from London.

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