Kirkuk Olympic Stadium
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The stadium was built in 1982 for an Olympics that never happened. After the fall of the former regime in 2003 at least 500 Kurds displaced by Saddam Hussein's forced resettlement "Arabization" policy returned to Kirkuk and settled in the stadium. The families stayed in the ground for more than seven years, only recently moving on.
The stadium refurbishment is being done in two phases. First the stadium is being comprehensively rebuilt. Phase two will augment the facilities.
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