Camps to Champs: new series shows life-changing impact of sport for refugees
A new documentary series is highlighting the positive impact that sport has on the lives of displaced people across the globe. Camps to Champs: The Power of Sport for the Displaced, which premieres tonight on the Olympic Channel, follows Olympic athletes as they meet displaced people living in Jordan, Kenya, Greece, and Colombia and explores how sport is changing their lives for the better.
Earlier this year, the first ever Refugee Olympic Team competed in the Olympic games in Rio, serving as a beacon of hope to displaced people and as a symbol of the power of sport to unite and inspire. Following the success of Team Refugees, the Olympic channel is putting the spotlight on other ambitious sportsmen and women who were forced to flee their home.
The first episode of Camps to Champs airs on the Olympic Channel tonight at 7.30pm and follows Team GB Silver Medalist Samantha Murray as she visits refugees in Za'atari refugee camp, Jordan.
Tune in tonight from 7.30pm!