Iraq can send athletes to the Olympics after all, but only two will be able to make the trip. The International Olympic Committee reversed its decision today to ban Iraq from the Games after Baghdad vowed to ensure the independence of its Olympics panel. Iraq will send a discus thrower and a sprinter to Beijing. Five other hopefuls in other sports missed the deadline to enter because of the IOC spat.
“We look forward to seeing the Iraqi flag in Beijing," said the IOC president.