Tuesday , 28 September 2021


The first athletes- refugees of Rio

A trio of athletes who have fled their home countries have already been identified as potential Olympic contenders for next year’s Games in Rio as part of the International Olympic Committee’s pledge to aid potential elite athletes affected by the worldwide refugee crisis.

Three promising athletes have already been identified, including a female swimmer from Syria presently in Germany; a male Congolese judoka in Brazil; and a female Iranian taekwondo fighter now in Belgium. In cooperation with the relevant International Federations , the IOC is now evaluating their athletic abilities to determine whether they could qualify for the Games.

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