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

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Twenty-nine athletes competing across 12 sports and from 13 host National Olympics Committees (NOCs) will be part of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team (EOR) Tokyo 2020. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved the composition of the team.

The Tokyo team was selected from refugee athletes currently supported by the IOC through the Olympic Scholarships for Refugee Athletes Programme. They will send a powerful message of solidarity and hope, bringing further awareness to the plight of over 80 million displaced people worldwide.

 

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