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Iraqi refugee wrestler Aker Al Obaidi makes the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020

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Location: Austria

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Austria-based wrestler Aker al Obaidi has been given the chance to compete at his first Olympics, for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team in Tokyo 2020.

Aker had to leave his family and flee Mosul, having to take the hazardous journey through Europe to get to Austria: “You lived in fear of war, of death, of being injured. I lived through three wars as a child. You are always afraid.”

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