The First Refugee Team Heads To Rio 2016

olympic swimmer
Courtesy of IOC
olympic swimmer
Courtesy of IOC

The First Refugee Team Heads To Rio 2016

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After forty athletes competed for a spot on the first ever Refugee Olympic Team, ten made the cut. They come from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Syria and the Democratic Republic of Congo and will be marching under the banner of the ROT, or Refugee Olympic Team.

Journalist Andrew Green has had a chance to meet some of the South Sudanese athletes and joins us to talk about the conflict in their home country and what they hope to accomplish at the 2016 Games.