United Nations athletic event comes to US for 1st time; 1,000 competitors from around globe

  • by: FRANK ELTMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 25, 2014 - 1:25 PM

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — They try to promote peace and harmony around the globe, but for three days in New York, United Nations employees are battling each other in fierce competitions on soccer fields, swatting birdies in badminton and striving for check-mates on the chess table.

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