IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020

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The Refugee Olympic Team (EOR) is participating at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 with 29 athletes, from 11 countries, competing in 12 sports. The Refugee Olympic Team’s official acronym is EOR, based on the French name: équipe olympique des réfugiés.

Thanks to scholarships provided by the IOC through Olympic Solidarity, 56 promising refugee athletes from 13 countries have been training hard in the hope of making it to the Tokyo 2020 team. The 56 Refugee Athlete Scholarship-holders come from 21 host countries – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Portugal, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom – and represent 12 sports: athletics, badminton, boxing, canoeing, cycling, judo, karate, taekwondo, sport of shooting, swimming, weightlifting, and wrestling.

The IOC will continue to support the refugee athletes even after the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

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