Refugee Olympic Team – Always Hope, Always Stronger Together

Refugee PassionateHost nations watch refugees participate in the Tokyo Olympics. Feeling stronger together, there are many proud moments as members of the Refugee Olympic Team achieve personal best results. Just as life is full of ups and downs, so also, the Refugee Olympians rise and fall in this and that sport, along with other competitors. What is important is that achievements are celebrated, humanity is one and competitors and athletes demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship and go to aid and succour of participants when they fall. #StrongerTogether


Today it was Wael’s turn to take the stage. After two clean and precise kata performances, it was difficult for him to find the words to describe his experience. He feels happy and lucky to have achieved this dream with his team.

 

Wael Shueb: Refugee Olympic Kareteka
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Wael Shueb: Refugee Olympic Kareteka
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Hamoon Derafshipour: Refugee Karate-Kumite
Sometimes the disappointment is big, but one should not forget to look back and see the obstacles overcome. Not everything went as planned for Hamoon but we are immensely proud of what he and his team have achieved. Congratulations! #OlympicRefuge

 

Hamoon Derafshipour: Refugee Karate-Kumite
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For many refugees, their passion for sport is what keeps them going in the face of obstacles as they start a new life, in new communities. It helps them to make friends and rebuild their lives. We want to ensure every refugee is able to access sports. To harness their passion to be able to rebuild their life and fulfil their potential. More opportunities, bigger platforms.

 

Peter Bol - Refugee competitor at Tokyo Olympics
Peter Bol – Refugee competitor at Tokyo Olympics

 

Refugee Passionate
#changestartswithsport

#RefugeeOlympicTeam

#Hope

#OlympicRefuge

#StrongerTogether

#withrefugees

#cheerforrefugees

#UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

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