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Stateless athletes to compete in Tokyo Olympics as Refugee Team

Undated handout photo dated provided by UNHCR/Bla Szandelszky of Cyrille Tchatchet, a refugee athlete from Cameroon, during his training session. Source: AAP

For the second time ever, the International Olympic Committee will field a team of stateless athletes who will compete under the Olympic flag as part of the Refugee Olympic Team. The team of 29 athletes, is almost three times bigger than the inaugural Refugee Olympic Team that debuted at the 2016 Rio Games. It comes as the chef de mission of the Tokyo Olympics refugee team urges Australia to "open their arms" to refugees, as Brisbane is flagged as the preferred city to host 2032 Games. That story by Biwa Kwan for SBS News, produced by Praba Maheswaran for SBS Tamil

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