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Faisal Faisal in Lake Placid
Faisal Faisal in Lake Placid

Story 2.0: Iraqi?s struggle to reach Winter Olympics leads through Lake Placid

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Iraq has never sent an athlete to the Winter Olympics. Back in 2005, before the games in Torino, Italy, Brian Mann profiled skeleton sled racer Faisal Gazi Faisal, from Baghdad. Once again this year, Faisal is fighting to win a berth at next month's Winter Games in Vancouver. Brian caught up with him in Lake Placid and found that his struggles and setbacks have mirrored the turmoil back home in Iraq.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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