Libya revives sport `to break sanctions'
Wednesday 27 December 1995
Libyan state-run television reported late Monday night that sports competitions would resume on 12 January.
In the early 1980s, Gadhafi banned all sports competitions, expressing a particular dislike of football. He said the game allowed only 22 people to play, while everyone should be able to join any game.
Teams are being rebuilt "in a bid to challenge and break the unjust sanctions" imposed in 1992 to try to force the country to hand over two Libyans suspected in the 1988 bombing of a PanAm flight over Lockerbie.
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