Rio Welcomes the First Refugee Olympic Team

At a time when the number of people displaced by violence, persecution and conflict has reached its highest level since World War II, the Olympic Games in Rio will welcome the first ever refugee Olympic team. According to the Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): ‘their participation is a tribute to the courage and perseverance of all refugees.’ The team comprises a group of 10 inspiring men and women who will compete under the Olympic flag.


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