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

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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 young age in Syria, as his father was a swimming coach. He progressed to train as a competitive swimmer and a triathlete, and knew renowned refugee athlete Yusra Mardini from their younger days.

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