The Palestinian Olympic team joined the crowds in Lampton Park on Tuesday welcoming the Olympic torch to the Borough.
The team of five, plus coaches and officials, had arrived in London at the weekend and took a break from their busy training schedule in Stratford especially to visit Hounslow in acknowledgement of the Borough’s historic link with their country.
The Palestinian Olympic team comprises Maher Abu Rmeileh (Judo), Baha Alfarra (400m), Woroud Sawalha (800m), Sabine Hazboun (50m freestyle swimming), and Ahmed Gebrel (50m freestyle swimming). The team for London 2012 is the largest squad the Ramallah-based Palestine Olympic Committee has ever sent to compete at a Summer Olympics. Continue reading “Palestinian Olympic team comes to Hounslow”