Rio 2016: Meet the 'Olympic Refugees'

Other Sports | News18.com | July 13, 2016, 11:23 am
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Athletes from South Sudan (L-R) Paulo Amotun Lokoro of 1500m, Rose Nathike Lokonyen of 800m, Yiech Pur Biel of 800m, Anjelina Nada Lohalith of 1500m and James Nyang Chiengjiek of 400m, pose for a photograph after a training session at their camp. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Athletes from South Sudan (L-R) Paulo Amotun Lokoro of 1500m, Rose Nathike Lokonyen of 800m, Yiech Pur Biel of 800m, Anjelina Nada Lohalith of 1500m and James Nyang Chiengjiek of 400m, pose for a photograph after a training session at their camp. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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Athletes from South Sudan, part of the refugee athletes who qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics, and their training partners run along a dusty road during a jogging session. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Athletes from South Sudan, part of the refugee athletes who qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics, and their training partners run along a dusty road during a jogging session. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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Rami Anis of Syria, seen in the men's 100m freestyle heat, will compete for the refugee team at Rio. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Rami Anis of Syria, seen in the men's 100m freestyle heat, will compete for the refugee team at Rio. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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Popole Misenga, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo and a judo athlete, poses for a photo near his home in a slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Popole Misenga, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo and a judo athlete, poses for a photo near his home in a slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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Rose Nathike Lokonyen, 800m runner, and James Nyang Chiengjiek, 400m runner, refugees from South Sudan, stretch during a training session at their camp. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Rose Nathike Lokonyen, 800m runner, and James Nyang Chiengjiek, 400m runner, refugees from South Sudan, stretch during a training session at their camp. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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IOC President Thomas Bach (C) talks with refugees and judo athletes from the Democratic Republic of Congo Yolande Mabika (R), and Popole Misenga (L) as they visit an apartment at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

IOC President Thomas Bach (C) talks with refugees and judo athletes from the Democratic Republic of Congo Yolande Mabika (R), and Popole Misenga (L) as they visit an apartment at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo Credit: Reuters)

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