Refugee Athletes Welcome To Compete In 2016 Olympics
The International Olympic Committee president announced refugees will be invited to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games for the first time.By Katie Link | October 27, 2015
For the first time ever, refugee athletes will be allowed to compete in the Olympics. And they'll be able to do so in time for the 2016 summer games in Rio de Janeiro.
The president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, made the announcement at Monday's U.N. General Assembly meeting.
"Regardless of where in the world we practice sports, the rules are the same and apply to everyone. They are based on our shared values. Sport is always about building bridges, it is never about erecting walls," Bach said. (Video via IOC Media)