Syrian Olympic chief will attend London 2012 Games

General Mowaffak Joumaa, Syrian Olympic Committee President
General Mowaffak Joumaa, Syrian Olympic Committee President, told ITV News he will attend the Olympic Games Credit: ITV News

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Calls for Syria Olympic chief ban

The head of Syria's Olympic Committee has insisted to ITV News that he will be in London for the Games, despite calls for him to be banned. The goalkeeper for the national team has told ITV News "the majority of the athletes don’t want to take part."