Rami Anis

Leader of Refugee Olympic Team Says “Standards Raised” for Choosing 2020 Team

4 swimmers originally from Syria, including Yusra Mardini (above), are among 49 athletes currently being supported by IOC refugee scholarships. 2 train in Germany, 1 in Turkey, and 1 in New Zealand.

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37 International Athletes Vying for Inclusion on 2020 Refugee Olympic Team

While an official 2020 Refugee Olympic Team has not yet been named, the IOC currently sponsors 37 Olympic-hopefuls living and training abroad.

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IOC Renews Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020 Games

The IOC has announced a renewal of its refugee team for the 2020 Olympic Games: a program that was approved…

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Puedes Ayudar Olímpico Sirio Azad Al-barazi Salvar Refugiados Sirios

Olímpico sirio de Rio 2016 Azad Al-barazi quiere ayudar a los refugiados sirios aquellos están cruzando el Mar Egeo a…

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Help Syrian Olympian Azad Al-Barazi Save Refugees Fleeing to Greece

Azad Al-Barazi, a Syrian Olympic swimmer and LA County lifeguard, believes he can make a difference and save lives in Greece, but he needs help to fund his mission.


Syrian Swimmer And Her Younger Brother Killed By Shelling In Aleppo

Syrian swimmer Mireille Hindoyan and her 12 year-old brother died Friday due to heavy shelling in the city of Aleppo.


Syrian Olympic Swimmer Yusra Mardini Speaks at Refugee Summit in NYC

Syrian Olympic Swimmer Yusra Mardini addressed national leaders at a global summit on the plight of refugees in New York City…

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Refugee Swimmer Yusra Mardini Wins First Heat of Women’s 100 Fly

Refugee Team Athlete Yusra Mardini won her heat of the women’s 100 butterfly.

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Syrian Swimmer Hopes There Is No Refugee Olympic Team in 2020

Rami Anis, one of two swimmers on the Refugee Olympic Team, is making his final preparations at his pre-Rio training camp.

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2 Syrian Swimmers Among 10 Members of Refugee Olympic Team

The first-ever Olympic team for refugee athletes will feature two swimmers among 10 athletes competing in Rio this summer.

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