Thursday , 25 April 2024

The Olympic dream of the refugees

It may have taken the rough road of exile, may not have as their main priority their athletic pursuits, however, have the right to the Olympic dream ...

The International Olympic Committee with a historical decision, gave the right to the refugees-high-level athletes who meet the requirements for participation in the Olympic Games in order to take part in the Games of Rio in 2016. The specific athletes who can not represent their country for political reasons, will have the right to march in the Opening Ceremony and to compete as independent athletes under the flag of the Olympic Games.

In the past, there were cases of independent athletes participating in the Olympics, but not in cases of athletes of recognized countries that were at war situation or had various difficulties.

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