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Refugee Olympic Team visit Christ the Redeemer statue

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Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Seven of the ten athletes that make up the Refugee Olympic Team visited the Christ the Redeemer Statue.

 

  • Rami Anis, Country of origin – Syria; host NOC – Belgium; sport – swimming

 

  • Yiech Pur Biel, Country of origin – South Sudan; host NOC – Kenya; sport – athletics, 800m

 

  • James Nyang Chiengjiek, Country of origin – South Sudan; host NOC – Kenya; sport – athletics, 400m

 

  • Angelina Nada Lohalith, Country of origin – South Sudan; host NOC – Kenya; sport – athletics, 1500m

 

  • Rose Nathike Lokonyen, Country of origin – South Sudan; host NOC – Kenya; sport – athletics, 800m

 

  • Paulo Amotun Lokoro, Country of origin – South Sudan; host NOC – Kenya; sport – athletics, 1500m

 

  • Yusra Mardini, Country of origin – Syria; host NOC – Germany; sport – swimming

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