Mr Yiech Pur BIEL

Entry in the IOC 2022
Born 01 January 1995
Games Participated 2016
Athlete profile
Yiech Pur BIEL

Mr Yiech Pur BIEL


Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), Tuwain Primary School (Kenya) (2011); Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), Kakuma Refugee Secondary School (Kenya) (2015); Associate Degree in Social Science, Iowa Central Community College (USA) (2019-2021); Bachelor of International Relations, Drake University (USA) (2021-2023)


Board Member of Olympic Refuge Foundation (2017-); UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador (2020-)

Sports practised

Athletics, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball

Sports career

Games of the XXXI Olympiad Rio 2016: Member of the first-ever IOC Refugee Olympic Team Rio 2016, competed in the 800m in athletics

Sports administration

Signature of the Truce Mural with the IOC President at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018; Speaker at the Olympism in Action Forum at the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires (2018); Team Leader for the IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020

Other activities

Addressed the United Nations General Assembly in 2016 with the #WithRefugees campaign petitions in support of education, food and shelter requirements for refugees

IOC History

Member of the first-ever IOC Refugee Olympic Team 2016

Awards and distinctions

Recipient of African Grassroot Philanthropy Award and International Crisis Group Award (2018)