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."
More top news
Little Sophia Williams died in a children's hospital in Edinburgh on June 5.
Dry spells over parts of Scotland in the next few days and remain dry. More rain in the north. Temperature will remain mild.
The world's largest aircraft crashed on its second test flight - despite only going 5mph.