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“One day I got a call like this from the Bosnian Olympic Committee. I have no idea how they got my number but they asked me to go to the Barcelona Olympics in kayaking.” ‘There were several problems, firstly I hadn’t trained for two years and secondly my country was at war with Bosnia but ultimately I decided I’m a sportsman and I would go.” Not only did he go but he ended up in the opening ceremony in front of a massive global television audience. ‘At that time we were fighting against Muslims and Bosnia in the eyes of non-Muslims was a Muslim country and I said you know I’m a Serb and I told them I’d be in trouble if I go for Bosnia with my family but I went anyway. “On the opening day in Barcelona even though it was a war everyone was watching the Olympics because everyone loves sport and there I was.” ‘They still fight but at the same time watch and as I was walking...

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