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ATHENS (Reuters) - A Syrian amputee swimmer ran with the Olympic flame through a refugee camp in Athens on Tuesday to highlight the plight of the million people who fled their homes for Europe since last year.
BERLIN (Reuters) - An 18-year-old aslyum-seeker from Gambia has given Germany's refugee crisis an improbable new twist with a fairy-tale football performance -- scoring four headline-grabbing goals in his first match as a second-half substitute for Werder Bremen.
ATHENS (Reuters) - On his fifth attempt, Iraqi refugee Wisam Sami finally succeeded in reaching Greece with thousands of others fleeing war in his homeland. Now he is setting his sights on the Paralympics.
BERLIN (Reuters) - The refugee team that will compete at the Tokyo Olympics will be finalised in June from a group of 55 athletes preparing in 12 sports, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday.
ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (Reuters) - The high priestess raised her arms towards the sky, invoking the sun god Apollo at the birthplace of the ancient Olympics on Wednesday in the final rehearsal for the flame that will burn at the Rio Games later this year.
Barcelona on Tuesday signed an agreement with the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) to help refugee children in Ecuador, Nepal and Rwanda develop important life skills through sport.
ATHENS (Reuters) - As a teenager in Syria, Ibrahim al-Hussein dreamt of becoming an Olympic swimmer before he lost a leg in the war. Now a refugee in Greece, he is training for a place at the Tokyo Paralympics.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - When Eritrean refugee Luna Solomon lifts her rifle at a Lausanne shooting range, she is aiming at a specific target: a spot at the Tokyo Olympics in July.