Refugee athletes allowed to compete at Rio Olympic Games

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Top refugee athletes without a home country to represent have been allowed to compete at the 2016 Rio Games under the Olympic flag. That’s after a resolution was approved at the United Nations General Assembly. "Having no national team to belong to, having no flag to march behind, national anthem to play for them, these refugee athletes will be welcomed to the Olympic Games with the IOC flag and the IOC anthem," said International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach. The resolution was supported by 180 out of the 193 UN member states.

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