Conflict & Justice

Somali Family and Friends Cheer On Olympic Champion Mo Farah

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Mohamed "Mo" Farah is the current 10,000 m Olympic champion and 5000 m Olympic and world champion. (Photo: Erik van Leeuwen/Wikipedia)

London has passed the Olympic torch on to Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian city hosts the next Summer Games in 2016.

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But for our Geo Quiz let's linger for just one more moment in London … and on one of the athletes who thrilled us on the track.

Mo Farah won the gold for Britain in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races. But he's not British-born. Farah is from Somalia, and his family lives in … well that's the question for you … Where?

Farah's home village is a long way from the pageantry of London's closing ceremony.

Can you name the semi-autonomous region of Somalia that borders Ethiopia and the Gulf of Aden?
One of the lasting images from London was the joy on the face of long distance runner Mo Farah as he won gold in the 5000 and 10,000 thousand meter track events.

Farah represented Britain. But he was born in Mogadishu, Somalia.

His family watched his races back in Somaliland, the answer to our Geo Quiz.

It's a pretty remote area. Just ask the Guardian's Africa correspondent David Smith who traveled there to meet Mo's family: