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South Sudanese refugee Paulo Amotun Lokoro selected to compete again in 1500m for IOC Refugee Olympic Team at Tokyo 2020

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Location: Kenya

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1500m runner Paulo Amotun Lokoro once herded cattle on the Sudanese plains. Now he will get to compete in his second consecutive Olympic Games for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team.

“I didn’t wish to become a refugee,” says Paulo. But I had to flee South Sudan because of the war. I found myself in Kenya, at the Kakuma refugee camp. It was then I realised I had a gift for running.”

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