Argentina: Refugee Team to compete at 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach announced the participation of a Refugee Olympic Team at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, while speaking at the 133rd IOC session in Buenos Aires on Tuesday. «The IOC session here in Buenos Aires has created the Refugee Olympic Team, Tokyo 2020,» Bach said. When the team was unveiled later, Bach said «you are sending a message of... Еще hope to all the many millions of refugees around the globe.» Yusra Mardini, a member of the team and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, said the idea behind the team was to give refugees hope for a better future. «I think a lot of refugees think that they can now dream again.» she said. The first Refugee Olympic Team competed in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and consisted of ten refugee athletes from four different countries.

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