Refugee Olympic Athletes

A select group of athletes, to be known as Team Refugee Olympic Athletes, will participate the Rio Olympics in 2016. Team Refugee will march under the Olympic flag, and will walk out ahead of host nation Brazil, during the opening ceremony in Rio. If any of the athletes win gold, the Olympic anthem will be played as the winner takes to the podium. This project by the IOC is largely symbolic, aiming to send a message of hope for all refugees in the world.

The Athletes

The team with comprise 10 athletes from the Middle East and North Africa.

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