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Palestine is recognised as a competing country by the IOC but is not recognised as a modern state.

Key Facts

Intended seat of government

East Jerusalem. Ramallah serves as administrative capital.






  • Arabic

Palestinian Territories profile on BBC News

London 2012 site in Arabic


London 2012
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Gaza runner Nader el Masri El Masri's journey to London 2012

Latest news on Gaza's London Olympics 2012 hopeful Nader el Masri.

8 Mar 12

Gaza runner Nader el Masri Gaza runner in bid to reach Games

Men's 5000m

21 Feb 12

Despite a blockade on Gaza, Olympic runner Nader el Masri has recently been allowed to compete abroad.

2012 dates for your diary

2 Jan 12

A guide to all the key events happening around the UK in the year London stages the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Palestine at the Olympics

1996 First Olympic appearance