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IOC announces list of Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holders aiming to be part of IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today released the list of Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holders who are aiming to be part of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020.

The 37 athletes include the 10 athletes who were the first IOC Refugee Olympic Team in Rio 2016. All are being assisted by Olympic Solidarity through its Refugee Athletes Support Programme.

Coming from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Islamic Republic of Iran, South Sudan, Sudan and Syria, the Refugee Scholarship-Holders are competing in athletics, badminton, boxing, judo, karate, swimming, taekwondo and weightlifting. In Rio, the team competed in just three sports.

IOC President Thomas Bach made the announcement on World Refugee Day, which is celebrated every year on 20 June.

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