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Qatar’s Recruited Athletes Stir Debate on Citizenship

By Tom Finn DOHA, Aug 25 – When 39 athletes from Qatar qualified for the Rio Olympics, the most in the tiny Gulf state’s history, Noor al-Shalaby celebrated the achievement in a Facebook post. “Qatar! You are in my blood and my soul,” wrote the 34-year-old accountant. The small team delivered the country’s first silver

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