This year for the first time of the Olympic game’s History, a Refugee Olympic Team (ROT) is going to compete. In this new season of the Olympic game in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil which starts on August 5th. This team is made by 10 members; 2 swimmers from Syria, 2 judo fighters from Democratic Republic of Congo, 5 runners from South Sudan and a marathon runner from Ethiopia. They are very motivated, but for the coach Geraldo Bernardes they’ve already won because getting to Rio is already a great thing for each team member; "People ask if they can win a medal. I say they have already won their medals just by getting to Rio,”. Yolande Mabika, one of the judo fighters from Congo said “everybody in the world talks about the refugees having no major importance,” the ROT is “going to show that the refugee is capable of doing everything that other people around the world do.''
To read more, visit https://www.rt.com/sport/354081-refugee-olympic-team-rio/
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