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Kickboxing Champion Shares Sport With Young Migrants

For hundreds of thousands of migrants who have sought to start a new life in Europe this summer, the difficult process of integration into new host countries has just begun, with some finding sports a way to help newcomers, especially the young, adapt. Fadi Merza, a champion Thai-style boxer who has won several titles, is somewhat of a celebrity in Austria. Merza, a migrant from Syria, also found it hard to fit in at first. “About 20, or 25 years ago, I came to Austria and I was the...

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