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Refugee Athletes Can Compete in Olympics

Top refugee athletes with no home country to represent will be allowed to compete at the 2016 Rio Games, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said on Monday at the United Nations General Assembly. A resolution, which was supported by 180 out of the 193 U.N. member states, calls for the Olympic Truce to be respected from seven days before the start of the August 5-21 Olympic Games until seven days after the September 7-18 Paralympic Games. "The Olympic Games are...

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