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IOC Refugee Olympic Team

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Meet the 29 athletes who will compete for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team in the Tokyo2020 Olympic Games in July 2021. These athletes will act as a symbol of hope for refugees worldwide and bring global attention to the magnitude of the refugee crisis. The athletes were named to the team by the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee.
Refugee runner Tachlowini Gabriyesos in top 20 at Tokyo 2020 marathon: "Everything is possible"Tachlowini Gabriyesos
Wael Shueb hopes Olympic debut gives "strength" to refugees worldwideWael Shueb
Hamoon Derafshipour: The refugee karetka achieving the Olympic dream with his wifeHamoon Derafshipour
Refugee athlete Anjelina Nadai Lohalith tops second Olympic outing with personal best performanceAnjelina Nadai Lohalith
Saeid Fazloula paddles with pride in Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020Saeid Fazloula
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IOC Refugee Olympic Team Roster 

Aram Mahmoud
Aram Mahmoud
Badminton
Saeid Fazloula
Saeid Fazloula
Canoe / Kayak Flatwater
Masomah Ali Zada
Masomah Ali Zada
Road Cycling
Luna Solomon
Luna Solomon
Shooting
Alaa Maso
Alaa Maso
Swimming