posted 09 February 2004 12:59 AM
I just saw a story about this fellow on CBC's "Sunday Report."
He's a 17 year-old who is training for the Palestinian Olympic team in an unheated homemade pool. What makes things worse is that the location of the pool has to be kept secret from the Israelis for fear that they will close or demolish it.
Despite the seeming hopelessness of his efforts (his time is nine seconds off the world record), this is nevertheless a heartwarming story of the human spirit.