Ex-Greek champ became Palestinian citizen this year
ATHENS, Greece -- A Greek javelin thrower cannot compete with the Palestinian Olympic team because she did not meet the qualifying standard, Athletics' world governing board said Tuesday.
Sofia Sakorafa, a 48-year-old former javelin champion, stirred controversy when she became a Palestinian citizen this year and applied at the last minute for a berth on the Olympic team.
IAAF general secretary Istvan Gyulai told The Associated Press
that he informed the Palestinians that Sakorafa's ...
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