Refugee Olympic Team

Two Swimmers Named to Refugee Olympic Team

Yusra Mardini, a native of Syria, has been named to the Refugee Olympic Team for the second time. She will be joined by 28 other athletes in Tokyo.

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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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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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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.


Two Members of Refugee Olympic Team Present as Olympic Village Opens

On Wednesday, June 15th, 2016, the Olympic Village for the Rio Games officially opened. According to a release on the Rio…

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