Refugee Olympic Team

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.

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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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