South Sudanese refugee, Anjelina Nadai Lohalith, selected for Refugee Olympic Team at Olympic Games Rio 2016

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South Sudanese refugee Anjelina Nadai Lohalith has been selected together with nine fellow refugees to be part of the Refugee Olympic Team (ROT) at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. The composition of the team was officially announced by the IOC today.

The 21 year-old left her home country when she was just eight years old. She will now represent the ROT which will join the other teams of the 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competing in Rio. The team was created by the IOC Executive Board in March as a symbol of hope for refugees worldwide.

Lohalith, whose family are in still in South Sudan, competes in the 1500m.

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