Message to #TeamRefugees from Kakuma Refugee Camp
Family and friends of #TeamRefugees athletes send their messages of support from Kakuma Refugee Camp.
The team of refugee athletes at a press conference after the session. ; For the first time, the International Olympic Committee has created a team comprised of refugees. They will compete as the Refugee Olympic Team in Rio de Janeiro in August 2016. The team includes two Syrian swimmers, two judokas from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a marathon runner from Ethiopia and five middle-distance runners from South Sudan. All of them have escaped violence or persecution in their own countries and cannot compete under their own national flags.