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

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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 Games.

After fleeing war-torn Syria, Aram has built a new life in the Dutch city of Almere: “With the situation being very dangerous for me in Syria I decided to leave – I could not go to school any more or practice. I was very lucky to meet good people and they helped me a lot to be where I have to be.”

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