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Australian boxing team conducts friendly matches with Syrian national team

The following article was previously published on the English language edition of the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on 14 May. See also other republished SANA articles: Australian sport delegation concludes visit to Lattakia (19/5/16) and In solidarity with Syria, Australian boxing team conducts exercises for a set of matches in Fayha'a Sports City (14/15/16).

The Australian boxing team currently visiting Syria in solidarity with its fight against terrorism conducted on Saturday a number of friendly matches with members of the Syrian national boxing team today in Fayhaa Sports Complex in Damascus.

The Syrian and Australian athletes conducted a series of three-round matches, which follow a series of exercises conducted earlier on Friday in which Syrian boxers showcased their skills and rigorous training.

The Australian team, which is headed by Rev. David Smith, a boxer and a cleric, will also take part in friendly matches with athletes from the Lattakia team as part of their visit to Syria.

The Australian boxing team is visiting Syria for the second time under the slogan "Boxers for Peace" to express solidarity with Syria, showcase the real image of Syria and what is happening in it, and build bridges between athletes in the two countries.

Hazem Sabbagh