Monday, June 21, 2021

IOC approves list of 29 refugee athletes who will compete in Tokyo Olympic

International Olympic Committee has approved the list of 29 refugee athletes who will compete in Tokyo under the Olympic flag.

During the opening ceremony on July 23, the refugee athletes — from 13 host National Olympic Committees competing in 12 sports — will enter the stadium “in second position after Greece”.

Kenya’s Tegla Loroupe, Olympian and former marathon world-record holder, will be the team’s Chef de Mission.

The full Refugee Olympic Team delegation will meet for the first time in Doha on July 12 and 13, before flying to Tokyo on July 14.

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