Olympics refugee team - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Olympics refugee team


Amid war, Syrian PBA import proud of countrymen competing in Rio

Aug 20, 2016 - 8:28 PM

Basketball player Michael Madanly may be in the Philippines but his heart is with his fellow Syrian athletes who competed in the Rio Olympics under the first ever Refugee Team

PROUD. Syrian basketball player Michael Madanly, who plays as an Asian import in the PBA, is proud to see fellow athletes compete at the Rio Olympics. Photo from PBA Images

Refugee team receives warm welcome at Olympics opening

Aug 06, 2016 - 12:50 PM

10 athletes from the Refugee Team will compete at the Rio Olympics

South Sudan refugee Olympians run for glory of lost home

Jul 30, 2016 - 2:18 PM

The refugee team was selected by the IOC in June to compete under the Olympic flag as the world struggles with its biggest migrant crisis since World War II

READY TO COMPETE. South Sudanese refugees living in Kenya arrive at the International Airport Antonio Carlos Jobim airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 29, 2016. VANDERLEI ALMEIDA / AFP