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Tachlowini Melake Gabriyesos selected for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Games

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Israel-based marathon runner Tachlowini Gabriyesos has been included in the IOC  Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020.

He finally settled in Israel after a treacherous journey from Eritrea and faced extraordinary challenges to overcome: “My country didn’t have any law enforcement,” says Tachlowini. “It was very frightening to live there.”

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