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Meet #TeamRefugees

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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.

Meet #TeamRefugees
Meet #TeamRefugees

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:

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