Tokyo 2020: The Refugee Olympic and Paralympic Teams

Meet the athletes 

On 8 June 2021, the Refugee Olympic Team was announced and you can learn more about them here.

The Refugee Paralympic Team for Tokyo 2020 will be revealed in the coming weeks.

As the world’s leading agency protecting people who’ve been forced to flee their homes, UNHCR knows that sport is more than just a leisure activity; it has the power to bring hope, heal and help refugees reclaim their futures.

With over 80 million people now displaced worldwide, UNHCR is working together with governments, the sporting world, civil society and refugees everywhere to build a better world in which every person forced to flee – including those with disabilities – can access and participate in sport, at all levels.

On this page, we will publish news, stories and activities regarding the refugee athletes who are competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games.  

In the lead-up to the games, join us on Social Media to stay up to date on the latest news and developments:

Twitter Twitter: @refugees
Facebook Facebook: @UNHCR
Instagram  Instagram: Refugees
TikTok  TikTok: @refugees

For media contacts, requests, photos and images, visit our Tokyo 2020 media page.