June 8, 2021

29 refugee athletes to send a message of solidarity and hope to the world at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Twenty-nine athletes competing across 12 sports and from 13 host National Olympics Committees (NOCs) will be part of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team...

June 8, 2021

Dutch-based Iranian Taekwondo athlete Dina Langeroudi selected for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team to compete in Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Taekwondo athlete Dina Pouryounes Langeroudi, an Iranian refugee based in the Netherlands, has secured her place in the IOC Refugee Olympic Team...

June 8, 2021

Belgium-based Afghan refugee and Taekwondo fighter Abdullah Sediqi selected for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Afghan refugee and Taekwondo fighter Abdullah Sediqi has been included in the IOC Refugee Olympic Team which will compete at Tokyo 2020. Abdullah, who...

June 8, 2021

South Sudanese refugee Paulo Amotun Lokoro selected to compete again in 1500m for IOC Refugee Olympic Team at Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: 1500m runner Paulo Amotun Lokoro once herded cattle on the Sudanese plains. Now he will get to compete in his second consecutive Olympic Games for the...

June 8, 2021

South Sudanese refugee athlete James Chiengjiek Nyang retains his place on the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: 400-metre runner James Chiengjiek Nyang  will compete in his second successive Olympic Games for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team in Tokyo 2020. James...

June 8, 2021

Sudanese long distance runner Jamal Abdoul-Magid picked for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Jamal Abdoul-Magid, a 5000m runner now based in Israel, will be part of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020. Jamal fled Sudan as a teenager,...

June 8, 2021

South Sudanese refugee Anjelina Nadai Lohalith selected again to run in 1500 metres for IOC Refugee Olympic Team in Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Middle distance runner Anjelina Nadai Lohalith, a South Sudanese refugee based in Kenya, has been included in the IOC Refugee Olympic Team to compete...

June 8, 2021

Dutch-based Syrian badminton player Aram Mahmoud makes the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Syrian badminton player Aram Mahmoud, now a refugee in the Netherlands, has been selected for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic...

June 8, 2021

Congolese judoka Popole Misenga selected again to compete for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Brazil-based Congolese refugee Popole Misenga has been included in this year’s Refugee Olympic team for Tokyo 2020, having also been part of the...

June 8, 2021

German-based Syrian refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini to compete in her second Games for IOC Refugee Olympic Team

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini will continue her inspirational Olympic story having been selected to compete again for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team...

June 8, 2021

Syrian Karateka Wael Shrub picked for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: German-based Syrian refugee Wael Shrub will represent the IOC Refugee Olympic Team in karate at Tokyo 2020. Wael was a member of the Syrian National...

June 8, 2021

Portugal-based Sprinter Dorian Keletela makes the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Dorian Keletela, a refugee from the Republic of Congo, has been selected for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020. Dorian is a sprinter who now...

June 8, 2021

Syrian Refugee Boxer Wessam Salamana Picked for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Germany-based Syrian Refugee boxer Wessam Salamana will fight as part of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team at Tokyo 2020. Wessam represented Syria at the...

June 8, 2021

Iranian refugee kayaker Saeid Fazloula included in IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: German-based kayaker Saeid Fazloula, an Iranian Refugee, will compete in his first Olympics for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team in Tokyo 2020. Fazloula...

June 8, 2021

Swiss-based Syrian cyclist Ahmad Badreddin Wais picked for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Syrian refugee Ahmad Badreddin Wais, a cyclist now based in Switzerland, will represent the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020. Badreddin is a...

June 8, 2021

Syrian refugee Sanda Aldass to compete in Judo for IOC Refugee Olympic Team at Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Dutch-based Judoka Sanda Aldass has been included in the IOC Refugee Olympic Team that will be part of the Tokyo 2020 Games. Originally from the...

June 8, 2021

Canada-based Iranian Hamoon Derafshipour included in IOC Refugee Olympic Team to compete in Karate at Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Iranian refugee Hamoon Derafshipour will compete for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team in Tokyo 2020 and Samira Malekipour, his wife and coach, will be...

June 8, 2021

Swiss-based Eritrean refugee Luna Solomon picked for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Eritrean refugee shooter Luna Solomon can set her sights on Olympic glory after being selected for the IOC Olympic Refugee Team for Tokyo 2020. Luna...

June 8, 2021

Germany-based Syrian Swimmer Alaa Maso picked for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Syrian refugee Alaa Maso will swim in the Olympics having been selected for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020. Alaa started in the pool at a...

June 8, 2021

Germany-based Iranian refugee Kimia Alizadeh selected for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Iranian refugee Kimia Alizadeh Zenozi will compete in Taekwondo at her second Olympics in Tokyo 2020, this time for the IOC Refugee Olympic...

June 8, 2021

Iraqi refugee wrestler Aker Al Obaidi makes the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Austria-based wrestler Aker al Obaidi has been given the chance to compete at his first Olympics, for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team in Tokyo 2020. Aker...

June 8, 2021

France-based Refugee Cyclist Masomah Ali Zada selected for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Afghan refugee road cyclist Masomah Ali Zada will compete in Tokyo 2020 for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team. Masomah was born in Afghanistan but spent...

June 8, 2021

Venezuelan Refugee boxer Eldric Samuel Sella Rodriguez Picked for IOC Refugee Olympic Team

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Venezuelan refugee Eldric Samuel Sella Rodriguez, now based in Trinidad and Tobago, will box for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team at Tokyo 2020. Born in...

June 8, 2021

Sudanese 800 metre runner Rose Nathike Likonyen retains her place on the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Rose Nathike Likonyen fled her South Sudanese homeland for Kenya aged just eight. Now she will compete in a second consecutive Olympic appearance for...

June 8, 2021

UK-based Cameroonian refugee Cyrille Fagat Tchatchet II selected for weightlifting in IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Weightlifter Cyrille Fagat Tchatchet II has fulfilled his dream of being picked for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team to compete in the Tokyo 2020...

June 8, 2021

Tachlowini Melake Gabriyesos selected for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Games

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   STORY SCRIPT: Israel-based marathon runner Tachlowini Gabriyesos has been included in the IOC  Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020. He finally settled in Israel...

Refugee Olympic Team

  • June 8, 2021

    Swiss-based Eritrean refugee Luna Solomon picked for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

  • June 8, 2021

    Germany-based Syrian Swimmer Alaa Maso picked for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

  • June 8, 2021

    Canada-based Iranian Hamoon Derafshipour included in IOC Refugee Olympic Team to compete in Karate at...

  • June 8, 2021

    Syrian refugee Sanda Aldass to compete in Judo for IOC Refugee Olympic Team at Tokyo 2020

  • June 8, 2021

    Swiss-based Syrian cyclist Ahmad Badreddin Wais picked for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

  • June 8, 2021

    Germany-based Iranian refugee Kimia Alizadeh selected for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

  • June 8, 2021

    Iraqi refugee wrestler Aker Al Obaidi makes the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

  • June 8, 2021

    UK-based Cameroonian refugee Cyrille Fagat Tchatchet II selected for weightlifting in IOC Refugee...

  • June 8, 2021

    Tachlowini Melake Gabriyesos selected for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Games

  • June 8, 2021

    Sudanese 800 metre runner Rose Nathike Likonyen retains her place on the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for...

  • June 8, 2021

    Venezuelan Refugee boxer Eldric Samuel Sella Rodriguez Picked for IOC Refugee Olympic Team

  • June 8, 2021

    France-based Refugee Cyclist Masomah Ali Zada selected for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

  • June 8, 2021

    Iranian refugee kayaker Saeid Fazloula included in IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

  • June 8, 2021

    Syrian Refugee Boxer Wessam Salamana Picked for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

  • June 8, 2021

    South Sudanese refugee athlete James Chiengjiek Nyang retains his place on the IOC Refugee Olympic Team...

  • June 8, 2021

    Sudanese long distance runner Jamal Abdoul-Magid picked for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

  • June 8, 2021

    South Sudanese refugee Paulo Amotun Lokoro selected to compete again in 1500m for IOC Refugee Olympic...

  • June 8, 2021

    Belgium-based Afghan refugee and Taekwondo fighter Abdullah Sediqi selected for IOC Refugee Olympic Team...

  • June 8, 2021

    Dutch-based Iranian Taekwondo athlete Dina Langeroudi selected for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team to...

  • June 8, 2021

    South Sudanese refugee Anjelina Nadai Lohalith selected again to run in 1500 metres for IOC Refugee...

  • June 8, 2021

    Dutch-based Syrian badminton player Aram Mahmoud makes the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

  • June 8, 2021

    Portugal-based Sprinter Dorian Keletela makes the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

  • June 8, 2021

    Syrian Karateka Wael Shrub picked for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

  • June 8, 2021

    German-based Syrian refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini to compete in her second Games for IOC Refugee Olympic...

  • June 8, 2021

    Congolese judoka Popole Misenga selected again to compete for IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

  • June 8, 2021

    29 refugee athletes to send a message of solidarity and hope to the world at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020