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  • For the first time, a refugee team will be competing in the Olympics.

  • These refugee athletes have no national team to belong to;

  • they have no flag to march behind;

  • they have no national anthem to be played.

  • Therefore, we will welcome these refugee athletes to the Olympic games,

  • with the Olympic flag, and with the Olympic anthem.

  • 10 athletes with no national team.

  • 10 athletes with no national team. No flag.

  • 10 athletes with no national team. No flag. And no anthem to call their own.

  • Until now.

  • Introducing

  • Introducing The Refugee Nation.

  • In Istanbul, we found just the right person the write the anthem.

  • Moutaz Arian, composer.

  • Moutaz Arian, composer. Syrian refugee.

  • I want to make music not just for Kurds and Arabs.

  • I want to make music for the whole world.

  • In Amsterdam, we found just the right person to make the flag.

  • Yara Said, artist.

  • Yara Said, artist. Syrian refugee.

  • Black and orange is a symbol of solidarity with all these brave souls

  • that had to cross the sea to look for safety in a new country.

  • Since I had to wear one, I also have a personal engagement

  • with the life vests, with these two colors.

  • Together, we're creating a nation.

  • A nation to honor the refugee athletes at the Olympic Games.

  • Popole Misenga, refugee athlete.

  • Yolande Mabika, refugee athlete.

  • A nation that represents 65 million displaced people.

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For the first time, a refugee team will be competing in the Olympics.

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    Annie Kuo posted on 2017/06/19
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