The Olympic Face Of Millions On The Move: Yusra Mardini & Other Refugees In Sport

The Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro is taking shape but there's work to be done to make the show what it should be [artist's impression, Aecom Architects, courtesy of Rio2016]
The Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro is taking shape but there's work to be done to make the show what it should be [artist's impression, Aecom Architects, courtesy of Rio2016]

Yusra Mardini, a 17-year-old Syrian swimmer, is making headlines in Germany: she endured a harrowing journey – 35 days and a three and a half-hour kick set pushing a refugee boat to shore – from her native Damascus to Berlin as a refugee among millions on the march. Now, she may be flying down to Rio for the Olympic Games.

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gheko

Nice story and have nothing against people receiving help. but would this money be better spent on stamping out drugs in sport?

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