Both had to flee their home countries. Now they are official torchbearers for #Tokyo2020. Mekkomen Moger, from Ethiopia, and Abrehet Sibhatu Kidnemarim, from Eritrea, embody the hope of the Games. They stand together with refugees from all over the world.
Mekkomen Moger, from Ethiopia – Refugee and Olympic Torch Bearer
Abrehet Sibhatu Kidnemarim, from Eritrea – Refugee and Olympic Torch Bearer
Koko has been playing football since she was ten. Playing for the Kakuma Kalobeyei Stars FC, she represents refugee players in national tournaments and leagues.
We want more refugee women and girls to find their team. To achieve their goals. Whether coaches or captains. Shouting from the subs bench or scoring from the halfway line, we all deserve a chance.
Muna stepped onto the Olympic mat for the first time. An experience she will carry with her forever. See you soon for the mixed team competition. #RefugeeOlympicTeam #StrongerTogether #Tokyo2020