Syrian athlete wants to symbolize hope, strength at Olympics

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28-year-old Syrian-American swimmer Azad Al-Barazai has been training extensively to represent Syria for the 2016 Olympic games, at a time when the country is consumed by civil war and the threat of ISIL.

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