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13 Aug 2008
IOC News , Beijing 2008

"Forget about girls..."

Senegal is sending two fencers to the Beijing Olympics and the first black African Olympic referee for the sport. A triumph for a country where the sport didn't even exist 10 years ago. In Africa, fencing has been traditionally dominated by the northern Maghreb countries. But a school was set up in 1999 in Senegal's capital Dakar. A portrait of a family carrying a nation's hopes. An AFPTV report.



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