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Swimming 27 Apr 2017 | 11:39 PM

Syrian refugee Olympic swimmer becomes UNHCR ambassador

GENEVA (Reuters) - She escaped the bombs of Syria, and almost drowned when her dinghy capsized off Greece, but Yusra Mardini then competed at the Olympics and has now been appointed a U.N. goodwill ambassador to be a voice for people seeking shelter from war.

Other Sport 14 Feb 2017 | 12:36 AM

2016 refugee team wins Laureus award

MONACO (Reuters) - A refugee team that competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics with 10 athletes from countries including Syria and South Sudan was named on Monday as winner of a Laureus Award for sporting inspiration.

Swimming 07 Aug 2016 | 5:01 AM

Swimming - Syrian refugee Mardini a winner in the water

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - It was what Yusra Mardini left unsaid, rather than the conventional words of excitement, that made the bigger impression after the teenager's debut in the Olympic pool on Saturday.

Other Sport 10 Jun 2016 | 9:46 PM

Refugee athletes see Rio as chance to call for peace

NGONG, Kenya, June 10 (Reuters) - - Angeline Nadai Lohalith's wish is to see peace in South Sudan so that she can represent her war-torn country of birth at the Olympic Games.

Other Sport 04 Jun 2016 | 2:40 AM

From Congo to Brazil, refugee lives Olympic dream

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Growing up as an orphan in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, Popole Misenga never imagined he would be competing in the Olympic Games in his adopted city of Rio de Janeiro, much less for a new refugee team.

Football 05 May 2016 | 7:24 PM

Syrian whose plight went viral finds refuge in Spanish football

MADRID (Reuters) - Mementos from the football world that brought Syrian refugee Osama Abdul Mohsen to Spain are strewn around the flat he shares with two of his sons, including a ball signed by Real Madrid's star players and a banner for the local team, Getafe.

Other Sport 22 Apr 2016 | 9:53 PM

Refugee amputee swimmer a torch-bearer for Rio Games

ATHENS (Reuters) - A Syrian amputee swimmer, granted asylum in Greece, will be a torch-bearer for the 2016 Rio Games and is to run with the Olympic flame through a refugee camp in Athens on Tuesday.

Football 04 Sep 2015 | 12:22 AM

Bayern to donate funds, set up migrants' training camp

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayern Munich will donate one million euros (£0.72 million) to help migrants and will set up a training camp for those arriving in Munich, as the number coming to the city rises.