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IOC creates refugee team for Tokyo 2020

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IOC creates refugee team for Tokyo 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced there will be a Olympic team made up of refugees at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, as happened in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

The IOC said in a statement that with the creation of this refugee team, the committee seeks to convey a message of solidarity and hope to millions of refugees and internally displaced athletes around the world. “We will do our utmost to welcome refugee athletes and give them a home and a flag in the Olympic Village in Tokyo with all the Olympic athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees,” IOC president Thomas Bach said at the close of the 133rd IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Efe news reported. IANS

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