Saturday , 17 April 2021


Refugee-Torch Bearer for the Rio Olympics!

The President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach visited the Open Reception Centre for refugees in Eleonas, Athens. Bach announced that a refugee from the specific centre will participate as Torch Bearer, during the Olympic Torch Relay for the Olympic Games of Rio 2016, after the proposal the President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos.

We must remark that the HOC Refugee Support Programme recently built four basketball courts in the largest refugee camp in Athens which houses between 750 and 1000 refugees at any given time. The IOC have also supplied sports equipment, jackets and 600 pairs of running shoes in partnership with TOP Sponsors P&G of Greece personal hygiene kits will also be provided.

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