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Rio 2016 Olympics: Kosovo sending eight athletes to its first summer games

Kosovo also became a member of FIFA and UEFA this year, and will compete in 2018 World Cup qualifying.

By: AP | Pristina |
July 19, 2016 8:01:44 pm
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Kosovo is sending eight athletes to its first Olympics.

The Kosovo Olympic Committee introduced the eight on Tuesday; two swimmers, two judokas, two in athletics, one shooter, and a cyclist.

Kosovo gained membership of the IOC in December 2014.

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in 2008, but Serbia does not recognize it.

It also became a member of FIFA and UEFA this year, and will compete in 2018 World Cup qualifying.

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