Rio 2016: Refugee Olympic Team

Since the modern Olympics began in 1896, over 200 national teams have vied for glory at the Summer and Winter Games. Now, for the first time, a team of refugees will compete as well.

At the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janiero, 10 refugee athletes from four countries will compete together as the Refugee Olympic Team. Among them are two swimmers, two judokas, a marathoner and five medium-distance runners.

Their athletic prowess and resilience is a tribute to the courage and perseverance of all refugees – at a time when the number of people displaced by violence and persecution is at the highest level since the Second World War.

Historic Olympics come to an end in style for Team Refugees

Glittering ceremony marks close of Rio2016 as IOC and UNHCR look to bolster team's legacy.

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As Games near end, Team Refugees looks to the future

After competing at the Olympics on the first-ever refugee team, Yolande and her teammates hope they have turned the page on the past.

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Popole makes history – twice – at Rio Games

Congolese judoka wins hearts among fellow refugees and Brazilians with tough story of triumph over adversity.

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Refugee Olympic Team makes history at Rio Games

Rose Lokonyen, 23, leads a squad of 10 athletes behind the flag of the International Olympic Committee.

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Team Refugees: Champions against all odds

Against all odds, 10 refugees will compete at the Olympic Games this summer in Brazil. Because those driven from their home are also driven to achieve.

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Countdown to Rio 2016: Refugee Olympic Team prepares for historic debut

They fled violence and persecution but still excelled in their sports. Here's how they got ready to make history.

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Rogge praises young refugees, hails sport

Honorary IOC President say refugees have right to be treated as normal citizens

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Refugee team takes centre stage ahead of Opening Ceremony

Since the Refugee Olympic Team arrived in Brazil, leading celebrities and fellow athletes have rallied to their side.

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Refugee athletes set out for Rio Olympics and history

Five middle-distance runners from South Sudan, until recently living in Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp, to take part in first-ever Refugee Olympic Team.

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These 10 refugees will compete at the 2016 Olympics in Rio

For the first time, a team of refugee athletes will compete under the Olympic flag.

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Bearing the Olympic torch

The war in Syria put Ibrahim's athletic career on hold. Now in Greece, he's about to represent refugees in the Olympic torch relay.

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An Olympic dream, shattered

The life of Somali sprinter Samia Yusuf Omar came to a tragic end on the perilous Mediterranean sea crossing from Libya to Europe.

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Syrian refugee eyes Rio Olympics

Yusra has dreamt of the Olympics for years. Now a refugee in Germany, she hopes to qualify to compete at the Games in Brazil.

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