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International Olympic Committee Announces Refugee Olympic Team Will Compete at Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM WILL COMPETE AT OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020

DATE: 9 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English, Portuguese, Arabic

STORY SCRIPT:

There will be a Refugee Olympic Team at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.  This decision was taken   today   by the   membership of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the 133rd IOC Session in Buenos   Aires.   The   initiative   is   a   continuation   of   the   IOC’s commitment to play its part in addressing the global refugee crisis and   another   opportunity   to   continue   to   convey   the   message   of solidarity and hope to millions of refugees and internally displaced athletes around the world.

The   IOC   Session   has   mandated     Olympic   Solidarity to   establish   the conditions   for   participation   and   define   the   identification   and   selection process   of   the   team.   These   elements   will   be   carried   out   in   close collaboration with the National Olympic Committees, the International Sport Federations, the Organising Committee Tokyo 2020 and the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

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