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Team of 10 Refugee Athletes to Compete in Rio Olympics

Ten refugee athletes from Africa and the Middle East will compete as a team in the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach announced choices for the first Refugee Olympic Team at the close of a three-day IOC board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. Bach said Olympics officials are hopeful that the refugee team will represent displaced people throughout the world. They will, he added, "send a signal to the international...

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