Lebanon-born, Brazil-raised judo star seeks Gold for Lebanon at Rio 2016

My first foray into sports journalism. I spoke to Nacif Elias, the judo star who will carry Lebanon’s flag at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Born in Lebanon, he grew up in Brazil where millions of people claim Lebanese descent, including the president. He chose to play for his birthplace in his first Olympics. Why? Read the piece in Al-Monitor here!


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