From immigrants to sports figures : the case study of the IOC refugee team in Rio Olympic 2016 / Baidruel Hairiel Abd Rahim, Nurazzura Mohamad Diah, Mohd Salleh Aman

Abd Rahim, Baidruel Hairiel | Diah, Nurazzura Mohamad | Aman, Mohd Salleh

This paper examines the experiences of refugee athletes in pursuing their ultimate dream to compete in the Olympics, and explores the challenges and prospects they faced. Relevant data were obtained from secondary sources, such as sports articles and biographies on websites, about refugee athletes competing in the Rio Olympics in 2016. Eleven sports personalities among the refugees from South Sudan, Syria, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia were studied. They represented the refugee team in judo, athletics and swimming.

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