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Football 16 Dec 2017 | 4:07 AM

Syrian refugee's dream comes true with Messi meeting

(Reuters) - A young Syrian refugee's dreams came true when she met Lionel Messi and his Barcelona team mates after the club invited her to attend a La Liga match earlier this month.

Boxing 02 Jul 2017 | 6:24 PM

Filipinos stunned by Pacquiao defeat in Australia

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Filipino soldiers and refugees caught up in weeks of fighting with Islamist militants were given some rare respite on Sunday when they were treated to a live screening of Manny Pacquiao's WBO welterweight world title defence.

Cricket 11 Mar 2015 | 2:47 PM

Cartwheeling Hassan an unlikely star of the World Cup

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - At a World Cup where millionaires and refugees share the same stage, it is little surprise that one of the standouts of the tournament is also one of the most unlikely.

Swimming 18 Mar 2016 | 10:49 PM

From war-torn Syria to Rio, Mardini's giant leap

BERLIN (Reuters) - Syrian teenager Yusra Mardini has faced obstacles as a refugee from a war-torn country that most people cannot even begin to imagine and now she wants to go the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Football 30 Jan 2016 | 6:08 AM

Players at Greek match stage protest in support of migrants

ATHENS - A Greek soccer match was delayed on Friday when players staged a sit-down protest in a moving tribute to migrants who have lost their lives trying to reach Greece's Aegean islands.

Other Sport 06 Dec 2016 | 10:16 PM

IOC undecided over refugee team for Tokyo 2020 Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The newly-formed refugee team competing at this year's Olympics was one of the highlights in Rio de Janeiro but it is not clear if it will compete at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday.

Football 16 Sep 2015 | 11:57 PM

European heavyweights rally to help in migrant crisis

BERLIN (Reuters) - Top European football clubs and many federations have leapt into action to help migrants from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, pledging contributions in cash and kind as tens of thousands of people fleeing from conflict, repression and economic misery flood into the continent.

Swimming 21 Jun 2019 | 1:57 AM

Tokyo 2020 refugee team to be bigger than in Rio-IOC's Bach

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The Tokyo 2020 Olympics refugee team will be bigger than the inaugural 10-member squad in Rio de Janeiro four years ago, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

Football 15 Nov 2018 | 4:51 AM

France's World Cup triumphs changed attitudes to immigrants - Thuram

BARCELONA (Reuters) - France's two World Cup wins in 1998 and 2018, which were characterised by the diversity of the players' backgrounds, have helped to ease racial tensions in the country and changed attitudes to immigrants, former defender Lilian Thuram has said.

Swimming 21 Jul 2016 | 12:22 AM

Visa to sponsor refugee athletes in Olympics

(Reuters) - Visa Inc, operator of the world's largest payments network, said on Wednesday it had signed sponsorship deals with all 10 members of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) refugee team, essentially becoming their first corporate sponsor.