YGN 96.1 MDY 96.5 NPT 96.7

Back to News

World News May 4, 2024

IOC announces refugee team for 2024 Summer Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the 36-athlete refugee team for the upcoming 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris, France. This marks the third time a refugee team will compete in the Olympics since their debut in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and their second appearance in Tokyo in 2021. The team has grown from 10 athletes in 2016 to 29 in 2021 and now to 36 in 2024, representing 11 countries and regions across 12 sports.

IOC President Thomas Bach praised the athletes, calling them an enrichment to the Olympic community and society. He emphasized that their participation demonstrates human resilience and excellence while sending a message of hope to the over 100 million displaced people worldwide.

However, there have been setbacks as three refugee athletes, including Anjelina Nadai Lohalith, who competed in the past two Olympics, have been suspended for four years after testing positive for banned substances. The IOC reiterated that refugee athletes, like all others, must adhere to anti-doping rules and emphasized the importance of education and regular testing to ensure compliance.

Source – CGTN

Our Podcast Avaliable On

You can listen to the programs organized by MI Radio on Google Podcast, Apple Podcast and Spotify.

Download Our App On

You can download MI Radio application on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.