The World Welcomes The First Refugee Team In The Olympics
Ten athletes will come together to represent over 59 million displaced people
For the first time in history, there will be a refugee team playing at the Olympics. Sponsored by a variety of National Olympic Committees, they will compete with other countries around the world in multiple games. Since they do not and cannot represent a specific country, they will carry the official flag of the Olympics during the opening ceremony. They have had only nine months to prepare, which is nothing in comparison to the other athletes in attendance.