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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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Schwimm-WM: Vorläufe mit A. Köhler, Kusch, Schwingenschlögl, Staffeln ab 3 Uhr

FINA World Championships, Gwangju, Südkorea Beckenschwimmen: 21. bis 28. Juli 2019 Freiwasser: 13. bis 19. Juli 2019 FINA Veranstaltungsseite Startlisten…

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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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Syrian Swimmer Sara Mardini Arrested in Greece for Aiding Refugees

Sara Mardini, sister of UNHCR Ambassador and 2016 Olympian Yusra Mardini, is being detained in Greek prison on charges that include aiding human traffickers, money laundering, espionage, and forgery.


Syrian Swimmer Yusra Mardini to Have Life Story Told in Upcoming Movie

An as-yet-untitled film following the life of 20-year-old Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini has received the green light and could be released as soon as 2019.

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Das Leben von Yusra Mardini soll verfilmt werden

Yusra Mardini ist ein syrische Schwimmerin, die jetzt in Berlin lebt und beim Schwimmverein “Wasserfreunde Spandau 04” bei Trainer Sven Spannekrebs…

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Syria’s Yusra Mardini Signs with Under Armor, Stars in Phelps-esque Ad

Yusra Mardini, the Syrian teen who won her preliminary heat of the women’s 100 meter butterfly last summer in Rio as a member of the Refugee Olympic Team, has added another sponsor to her growing list: Under Armour.


Schwimmerin Yusra Mardini sprach beim World Economic Forum

Yusra Mardini, die in Rio für das “Team of Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA)” im Schwimmen angetreten ist, hat danach auf…

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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.


Time Magazine has named Ledecky, Mardini among most influential teens

The Time Magazine has named Olympic Champion Katie Ledecky and Syrian olympic refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini among most influential teenagers of…

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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.


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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Day 5 Quick Quotes: Dwyer on Cap Drama “We Have Different Sponsors”

Quick quotes from Michael Phelps, Conor Dwyer, Sarah Sjostrom, Lilly King, and Yusra Mardini from after this morning’s prelims.

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