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Feature10 Aug 2021

Refugee Olympic Team athletes step up and inspire in Tokyo

For the second consecutive Olympic Games, performances by the Refugee Olympic Team were a source of inspiration for tens of millions of displaced persons from around the world, and their stories resonated with millions more.

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News08 Jun 2021

Refugee Olympic Team announced

Seven refugee athletes will compete in athletics at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, part of a squad of 29 announced today (8) by the International Olympic Committee.

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News12 Jan 2021

With 2020 challenges behind them, members of the Refugee Team eagerly looking ahead

Like most athletes, members of the Athlete Refugee Team had big plans for 2020. For some, it was to earn a spot on the small squad bound for the World Indoor Championships. For others, to race at the World Half Marathon Championships. And for others still, an appearance at the Olympic Games, on the biggest stage of all.

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Feature05 Apr 2020

For Tel Aviv’s Alley Runners, success is measured both on and off the track

Nine years ago, Jamal Abdelmaji Eisa Mohammed spent three days crossing the Sinai Desert on foot from Egypt to Israel, the tail end of a treacherous journey from his home in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur region. Since then, he’s worked his way onto a doorstep that could lead him to next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games.

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Report08 Oct 2019

Athlete Refugee Team fields a squad of six in Doha

A squad of six athletes represented the Athlete Refugee Team at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, its biggest team to date at a World Athletics Series event, and quality-wise, its best.

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Feature20 Jun 2019

Refugee athlete Mohammed: from the edge of survival to full-time runner

Jamal Abdelmaji Eisa Mohammed knows more than most about crossing difficult terrain.

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