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Swimming 27 Apr 2016 | 2:25 AM

Syrian amputee carries Rio 2016 flame through Athens refugee camp

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.

Football 31 Jul 2015 | 1:17 AM

A new star is born as Germany's refugee crisis worsens

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.

Athletics 21 Jul 2016 | 8:07 PM

Refugee Olympian calls for peace in South Sudan

ELDORET, Kenya (Reuters) - A South Sudanese refugee preparing to run at the Olympic Games next month has pleaded with the leaders of his war-torn nation to end the fighting and give the country's young people a chance in life.

Athletics 20 Apr 2016 | 11:03 PM

Sun god Apollo presides over final flame rehearsal

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.

Other Sport 24 Jan 2008 | 12:00 AM

Barca, UN team up to help kids through sport

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.

Football 07 Nov 2013 | 12:32 AM

Bulgarian FA accused of leniency over Levski fine

SOFIA (Reuters) - The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) faced widespread accusations on Wednesday of being too far too lenient in handing Levski Sofia only a small fine and a warning after another episode of racist abuse by their supporters.

Swimming 28 Apr 2021 | 9:00 PM

From the Euphrates to Tokyo: Syrian refugee who lost leg targets Paralympics

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.