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]

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.

Want to read more? Our Basic subscription package allows you to access
to all articles barring specific content for Premium and Business
members. Select which service best suits you. Thank you for your
support of independent journalism and quality coverage of world-class swimming.

Log In Register

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.

Comments

gheko

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

Leave a comment

Post a comment with your SwimVortex Account. Don't have a SwimVortex Account, Sign Up?

(*) Fields are required!
×