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Myanmar sports stars wrestle with coup responses

Some athletes are speaking out but Olympic boycott looks unlikely

Win Htet Oo, a Myanmar swimmer based in Australia, made headlines around the world in April when he said he would not represent the country in the Tokyo Olympics.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- It is unusual for soccer games in Malaysia's second tier to make international headlines, but it happened in early April when Hein Htet Aung showed his feelings about February's military coup in his Myanmar homeland.

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