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Swimmer Alaa Maso to other refugees: You're a survivor, don't let anybody put you down

Son of a swimming coach, Alaa Maso fled war-torn Syria for a new life in Germany. Now he's preparing for his Games debut, representing the IOC Refugee Olympic Team at Tokyo 2020 in 2021. He shares how sport connects him to his family, helped him meet a lot of people, and distracts him from the memories of the past. With a fierce and positive attitude, the swimmer and IOC Scholarship holder feels he's representing all refugees at the Olympics, and reminds the world that refugees have dreams and goals.

Swimmer Alaa Maso to other refugees: You're a survivor, don't let anybody put you down

Son of a swimming coach, Alaa Maso fled war-torn Syria for a new life in Germany. Now he's preparing for his Games debut, representing the IOC Refugee Olympic Team at Tokyo 2020 in 2021. He shares how sport connects him to his family, helped him meet a lot of people, and distracts him from the memories of the past. With a fierce and positive attitude, the swimmer and IOC Scholarship holder feels he's representing all refugees at the Olympics, and reminds the world that refugees have dreams and goals.

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