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  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    Young refugee athletes tell their journeys ahead of Global Refugee Forum

    Fencer Wisam Sami and boxer Farid Walizadeh are elite athletes. Sami fled Iraq, and now competes with Greece’s top Paralympic fencers. Walizadeh from Afghanistan is training in Portugal with the aim of qualifying and joining the IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020. Both have experienced the power of sport in helping them overcome the challenges they had to face when they were forced to flee from their homes. The two athletes today shared their journeys through sport at a session jointly organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Olympic Refuge Foundation (ORF) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) ahead of the Global Refugee Forum that will take place on 17 and 18 December.
    16 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, Refugee Olympic Team
  • Ana Sofia Silvestre of Portugal competes in the Women's Team Event Cross country

    Ana Sofia Silvestre of Portugal competes in the Women's Team Event Cross country

    Nanjing 2014 - Ana Sofia Silvestre of Portugal competes in the Women's Team Event Cross country on day four of Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Laoshan Mountain Bike Course on August 20, 2014 in Nanjing, China.
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:30 AM | Photo
  • Portugal's Maria Siderot of Team Rouge in the Judo Mixed International Team Final

    Portugal's Maria Siderot of Team Rouge in the Judo Mixed International Team Final

    Nanjing 2014 - Portugal's Maria Siderot(L) of Team Rouge competes during the Mixed International Team Contest for Gold Medal of Judo at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province, on August 21, 2014. Team Rouge won the gold medal.
    Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:00 AM | Photo
  • CARLOS LOPES PORTUGAL MARATHON WINNER LA 1984

    CARLOS LOPES PORTUGAL MARATHON WINNER LA 1984

    12 AUG 1984: CARLOS LOPES OF PORTUGAL CELEBRATES WITH HIS NATIONAL FLAG AFTER WINNING TODAY's MEN's MARATHON AT THE 1984 SUMMER OLYMPICS IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES. LOPES WON THE GOLD MEDAL IN AN OLYMPIC RECORD TIME OF 2 HOURS 9 MINUTES 21 SECONDS.
    Saturday, August 11, 1984 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Portugal’s Marcos Chuva

    Portugal’s Marcos Chuva

    London 2012 - Marcos Chuva of Portugal participates in the qualifying round of men’s long jump.
    Friday, August 3, 2012 9:00 AM | Photo
  • News | Development through sport

    Farid Walizadeh: “With every darkness there’s a light.”

    On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Farid Walizadeh, who is hoping to compete on the IOC Refugee Olympic Team at the rescheduled Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, reveals how we can be resilient in the face of uncertainty, and find hope when everything seems lost.
    06 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020, Development through sport
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