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Symbol of Hope': Refugee Team to Make History at Rio 2016 Olympics - NBCNews.com;

Symbol of Hope': Refugee Team to Make History at Rio 2016 Olympics - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comSymbol of Hope': Refugee Team to Make History at Rio 2016 OlympicsNBCNews.comTen refugee athletes from Africa and the Middle East are to compete under the Olympic flag at the Rio de Janeiro Games this year. 9 Photos. advertisement · advertisement. Share; Share · Tweet · Comment · Email; Print. 1. Yusra Mardini, originally from ...and more »

Vijender Singh Rio hopes in Vikas Krishnan's hands - Daily News & Analysis;

Vijender Singh Rio hopes in Vikas Krishnan's hands - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisVijender Singh Rio hopes in Vikas Krishnan's handsDaily News & AnalysisTwo days after the International Boxing Association (AIBA) allowed professional boxers to compete at the Olympic Games, India's Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh has decided to get his Rio ticket by taking part in qualifiers to be held in ...and more »

Meet the Women Who Are Part of the Olympics' First All-Refugee Team - Glamour;

Meet the Women Who Are Part of the Olympics' First All-Refugee Team - Glamour

GlamourMeet the Women Who Are Part of the Olympics' First All-Refugee TeamGlamourWell, this will give you chills: The International Olympic Commission announced yesterday that four women and six men are part of the first all-refugee team. The Refugee Olympic Team, as it will be known, will compete in running, swimming, and judo ...and more »

Meet the First-Ever Refugee Olympic Team - Paste Magazine;

Meet the First-Ever Refugee Olympic Team - Paste Magazine

Paste MagazineMeet the First-Ever Refugee Olympic TeamPaste MagazineThe 2016 Summer Olympics will be the first time that a team comprised entirely of refugees will compete together under the Olympic flag. The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee announced on Friday that ten athletes had been selected ...and more »

Rio's 'Symbol of Hope': The Incredible Stories of the World's First Olympic Refugee Team - NDTVSports.com;

Rio's 'Symbol of Hope': The Incredible Stories of the World's First Olympic Refugee Team - NDTVSports.com

NDTVSports.comRio's 'Symbol of Hope': The Incredible Stories of the World's First Olympic Refugee TeamNDTVSports.comThe 2016 Rio Olympics will see the first-ever Olympic team comprising of refugees from Syria, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Democratic Republic of Congo. Written by Elahe Izadi The Washington Post. Read Time: 6-min. Rio's 'Symbol of Hope': The Incredible ...and more »

Mike Tyson, De La Hoya, Hatton Stand Against Pros in Olympics - BoxingScene.com;

Mike Tyson, De La Hoya, Hatton Stand Against Pros in Olympics - BoxingScene.com

BoxingScene.comMike Tyson, De La Hoya, Hatton Stand Against Pros in OlympicsBoxingScene.comAmateur boxing's decision to allow professionals into the Olympics for the first time drew fighting talk on Wednesday from champions and sanctioning bodies opposed to the break with tradition. The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC), which governs ...and more »

First-Ever Refugee Olympics Team Will Join Rio 2016 Games - teleSUR English;

First-Ever Refugee Olympics Team Will Join Rio 2016 Games - teleSUR English

teleSUR EnglishFirst-Ever Refugee Olympics Team Will Join Rio 2016 GamesteleSUR EnglishSome of the 10 refugees who have been selected to form the first-ever Refugee Olympic Athletes team. | Photo: UNHCR. Previous; Next. Published 4 June 2016. 0. Comments. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Gmail ...and more »

IOC announces refugee team for Rio Olympics - Times of India

IOC announces refugee team for Rio OlympicsTimes of IndiaRIO DE JANEIRO: Ten refugees will participate at this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro by representing a new flag for athletes who have fled conflict-riven countries and regions, the International Olympic Committee has said. "They will form a ...and more »

Rio Olympics: IOC names first refugee team to compete at the Games - ABC Online;

Rio Olympics: IOC names first refugee team to compete at the Games - ABC Online

ABC OnlineRio Olympics: IOC names first refugee team to compete at the GamesABC OnlineThe first refugee team will compete at the Rio Olympic Games with The International Olympic Committee (IOC) naming 10 competitors in the contingent. The Rio de Janeiro-bound team includes two Syrian swimmers, five track athletes from South Sudan, two ...and more »

Team Refugee to debut at Rio Olympics - PBS NewsHour;

Team Refugee to debut at Rio Olympics - PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHourTeam Refugee to debut at Rio OlympicsPBS NewsHourIn an unprecedented move, 10 refugees from four countries — Syria, Ethiopia, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo — will compete on a team of their own in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The International Olympic ...and more »

Rio: The Caveat Emptor Games - Chicago Tribune;

Rio: The Caveat Emptor Games - Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneRio: The Caveat Emptor GamesChicago TribuneHealth workers get ready to spray insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus, under the bleachers of the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, on Jan. 26, 2016. (Leo Correa, AP). Editorial Board. The late International ...and more »

Meet the 10 Refugees Who Will Compete in the Olympics - TakePart;

Meet the 10 Refugees Who Will Compete in the Olympics - TakePart

TakePartMeet the 10 Refugees Who Will Compete in the OlympicsTakePartFor the first time ever, athletes who have fled their homelands will go for gold. Top row, from left: Rami Anis; Yusra Mardini; Yolande Mabika and Popole Misenga. Middle row, from left: Paulo Amotun Lokoro; Yonas Kinde; James Nyang Chiengjiek. Bottom ...and more »

The 10 athletes of the Olympics' first all-refugee team - Quartz;

The 10 athletes of the Olympics' first all-refugee team - Quartz

QuartzThe 10 athletes of the Olympics' first all-refugee teamQuartzYusra Mardini swam for her life before, and now she's swimming for the world's refugees. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn). Share. Written by. Annalisa Merelli. Obsession. Rio 2016. June 03, 2016. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced today ...and more »

Meet the 10 Athletes Selected to be 'A Symbol of Hope for Refugees Worldwide' as the Olympics First All-Refugee Team - People Magazine;

Meet the 10 Athletes Selected to be 'A Symbol of Hope for Refugees Worldwide' as the Olympics First All-Refugee Team - People Magazine

People MagazineMeet the 10 Athletes Selected to be 'A Symbol of Hope for Refugees Worldwide' as the Olympics First All-Refugee TeamPeople MagazineTen athletes have been selected to make history at the Rio Olympics as the world's first Olympic team made up entirely of refugees. The six men and four women selected are from from South Sudan, Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia ...and more »

The 10 Refugees Who Will Compete in the Olympics - The Atlantic;

The 10 Refugees Who Will Compete in the Olympics - The Atlantic

The AtlanticThe 10 Refugees Who Will Compete in the OlympicsThe AtlanticLike ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) named 10 refugee athletes who will compete as Team Refugee Olympic Athletes in this summer's Olympics Games in Rio.and more »

For The First Time, A Team Of Refugees Will Compete At The Olympics - NPR;

For The First Time, A Team Of Refugees Will Compete At The Olympics - NPR

NPRFor The First Time, A Team Of Refugees Will Compete At The OlympicsNPRIn an Olympic first, 10 members of an unusual team will be competing at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro: a squad made up entirely of refugees. Those who made the cut include Popole Misenga and Yolande Mabika, two refugees from the Democratic ...and more »

10 refugees heading to Rio as first-ever nation-less Olympic team - Green Prophet;

10 refugees heading to Rio as first-ever nation-less Olympic team - Green Prophet

Green Prophet10 refugees heading to Rio as first-ever nation-less Olympic teamGreen Prophetioc CHAIRMAN The International Olympic Committee (IOC) last March defined a plan to create a team of refugee athletes to compete in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro summer Olympics, a scheme first announced at the United Nations (UN) in October, as record ...and more »

'Symbol of Hope': Refugee Team Named for Rio Olympics - New York Times;

'Symbol of Hope': Refugee Team Named for Rio Olympics - New York Times

New York Times'Symbol of Hope': Refugee Team Named for Rio OlympicsNew York TimesPopole Misenga, left, a judoka who defected from the Democratic Republic of Congo, practiced in Rio de Janeiro last month. He was one of 10 athletes chosen Friday to represent refugees at the Olympics. Credit Felipe Dana/Associated Press. Ten athletes ...and more »

Meet the Team of Refugees Who Will Compete at the Rio Olympics - TIME;

Meet the Team of Refugees Who Will Compete at the Rio Olympics - TIME

TIMEMeet the Team of Refugees Who Will Compete at the Rio OlympicsTIMEA team of refugees will compete at this year's Olympics for the first time in the history of the games, according to the United Nations refugee agency. The International Olympic Committee announced Friday that 10 refugees have been selected to field a ...and more »

10 athletes selected for inaugural Olympic refugee squad - Los Angeles Times;

10 athletes selected for inaugural Olympic refugee squad - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times10 athletes selected for inaugural Olympic refugee squadLos Angeles TimesTen athletes have been named to a special refugee team that will debut at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. The International Olympic Committee recently established the squad in response to developments across much of Africa, the Middle East ...and more »