10 Refugees to Compete in Rio Under the Olympic Flag

For the first time in the modern Olympics, a team of refugees will compete alongside 200 national teams. 

“Their participation in the Olympics is a tribute to the courage and perseverance of all refugees in overcoming adversity and building a better future for themselves and their families,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. “UNHCR stands with them and with all refugees.”

The team includes 2 Syrian swimmers, 2 judokas from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1 marathoner from Ethiopia & 5 mid-distance runners from South Sudan.

I guess I know who I'll be rooting for this summer!

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