Syrian National Olympic Commitee chief Mowaffak Joumaa might be refused entry to the UK because of his connection with the Syrian military and president Bashar Assad who’ve been “accused of carrying out atrocities over the past 15 months.”
The UK Home Office, which will take the final decision on the matter after carrying out background checks, has “very little sympathy” for the Syrian chief, the Guardian has learnt from its Whitehall sources.
A statement on the website says: “Accreditation will also not be recommended where an individual’s presence at the Games (or in the UK) would not be conducive to the public good.”
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