A complete of 29 athletes from 13 host National Olympic Committees have been chosen to compete on the Tokyo Video games this summer time on the Worldwide Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Refugee Olympic Crew. In response to Olympics.com, the IOC’s Government Board narrowed down these contenders from a gaggle of greater than 50 individuals who held scholarships. They may compete below the Olympic flag.
The IOC Refugee Olympic Crew made its debut on the final Summer season Video games in Rio with 10 members. “The reasons we created this team still exist,” IOC President Thomas Bach stated. “We’ve extra forcibly displaced folks on the earth proper now, and due to this fact it went with out saying that we wished to create an IOC Refugee Olympic Crew for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.” There are over 80 million displaced people world wide, the UN Refugee Company experiences.
Maintain studying to take a look at the ten ladies athletes competing throughout sports activities who’re a part of this group. Plus, follow the Refugee Olympic Team on Instagram and Twitter. A Refugee Paralympic Crew for Tokyo will reportedly be announced in the coming weeks.
To be taught extra about all of the Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls, go to TeamUSA.org. Watch the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer time on NBC.