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Feras Moula, Syria Olympic Committee's secretary general, said that questioning the athletes from Syria who want to compete in this summer's Olympics is "flawed".
He said: "Questioning the legitimacy of athletes that are due to take part in the Olympic games is flawed. Like any athletes their main aim and goal is to compete, this is what they hope for. They want to be able to take part in winning games and securing medals."
Footage purportedly showing Syrian goalkeeper and activist Abdel Basset Saroot injured by mortar sharpnel in Homs has been posted on YouTube.
In the video a man can be heard saying: "Homs, Al Khaldyia neighbourhood. The injury of Abdel Basset Saroot, these houses have been shelled, quick let's move from this location, quick, quick, we need to leave before another shell falls." Abdel Basset Saroot responds, saying: "I'm fine, I'm fine."
ITV News has no way of independently verifying the content of this clip.
General Mowaffak Joumaa, Syrian Olympic Committee President, said his country are "determined" to take part in this summer's London 2012 Games.
He said: "We have never been absent from any Olympic games in the past apart from the (1932) Los Angeles games. And of course we are committed and determined to take part and we shall not be absent from the London games."
Syrian goalkeeper Abdelbasset Saroot said: "Our message to the International Olympic Committee is that half of the Syrian teams going to play matches or take part in the Olympic will not know much about what is happening here in Homs.
"The authorities hide the news from them …you have to view those athletes as cut off from reality … they don’t know the extent of the shelling … they don’t know that a shell could be hitting their mother, farther or a relative at any moment in Baba Amr.
"They don’t know that a fellow Syrian footballer Ahmed Al Shedan (may he rest in peace) was martyred here in Homs, he was a star. They don’t know that other athletes families have been killed and massacred."
There is no question about it we are taking part in a official way and with the best quality of athletes here in Syria.
And the Syrian Olympic Committee is the sole legitimate and only representative for the Syrian athletes taking part in the Olympic games in London.
– General Mowaffak Joumaa, Syria Olympic Committee President
The envoy will include members the Olympic Committee as well as the Head and Secretary General of the Olympic Committee along with a large number of the athletes themselves that made it into this round of Olympic games."
In terms of the Syrian Olympic team not taking part in the Games or having the right to, this is something the Syrian committee refuses.
Athletes, sports and the Olympics is outside the realm of politics. As members of the Syrian Arab Republic and as athletes our only responsibility is to represent the Syrian flag in the games in London.
– Feras Moula, Syria Olympic Committee Secretary General
Our flag is represented by the white, red and black with two green stars and this is what we will raise up to the London sky. So of course we will take part and without a doubt our flag will be raised."
Dwain Chambers has arrived back with a bronze medal tonight but had no comment about his status as a future Olympic athlete.
Commenting on the British Olympic Association's legal bid, Nicola Sanders, one of the 4x400m medal winning quartet from yesterday said:
"We all like Dwain, he's a great guy but I think the BOA by-law should stand and the rest of the world should come up to our level."
Meanwhile Yamile Aldama, the world indoor triple jump champion at the age of 39 said she was delighted at her success but was fed up with the issue of 'Plastic Brits' that had dominated headlines over the weekend. She said:
'I'm not bothered, I feel British and if people do not like that there's nothing I can do, the British Gov't gave me citizenship.'
Lord Moynihan, the British Olympic Association chairman, said he was "cautiously optimistic" the organisation would win their appeal against the World Anti-Doping Agency.