Nothing brings the world together like the Olympics. And while it's true that refugees have participated in past Olympics, #Rio2016 will go down in history for yet another reason. It's the first time a team comprised entirely of refugees from various countries has been an official entrant.
WHAT IS #TEAMREFUGEES?
The International Olympic Committee chose ten athletes from among 43 applicants to become part of #TeamRefugees. Unlike other teams, it is a team without national borders, created to showcase and uplift the talents of these extraordinary athletes who might not otherwise have the chance to compete at this level.
Watch a short video about and follow #TeamRefugees on Facebook:
Read more about the ten members of #TeamRefugees here: