First ‪‎Olympic‬ Refugee Team Arrives In ‪Rio (Photos)


The first ever athletes refugee team arrived at the airport in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. It is the first time the ‪International Olympic Committee IOC‬ has formed a team for athletes under refugee status.

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The 10-member team includes five South ‪‎Sudanese‬ refugees, two ‪‎Syria‬ refugee, two ‪Congolese‬ refugees, and one ‪#Ethiopia‬ refugee. They will be competing in the Games of swimming, ‪‎judo‬, etc.

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  1. Olagunju Opeyemi S says

    That’s good, they are welcome, can’t wait for it to begin. I rep team Nigeria

  2. Adeniyi Abubakar deji says

    They ready to win and get more titles and trophies

  3. Adeniyi Abubakar deji says

    Well wish them all the best their blood is rushing though

  4. Adeniyi muhammad Adebayo says

    Lets see what will now be able you know that

  5. Akinbode Tobi Festus says

    Good movement, this I see will serve a source of encouragement in itself to the team for being given such opportunity despite their background.

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