Colombian skaters dream of Olympics

Inline speed skating is popular in Colombia but that doesn't guarantee it a place on the Olympic Games programme.

    Fans of roller sports got their hopes dashed as the IOC decided it will not be part of the 2020 Olympics. The campaign to include the sport was most intense in Colombia, where skaters will keep training hard and dreaming of the chance to one day bring home an Olympic medal.

    Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Cucuta.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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