Latest Refugee Olympic Team News

For some on track, Olympic moment means more than fast times

Jul. 31, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The official clock showed sprinter Scott Fiti's stay at the Olympics lasted 11.25 seconds. That's 11.25 seconds he'll remember forever. Simply racing down the track in the preliminary round of the men's 100 meters — the round before...

IOC to adapt refugee athletes program to counter criticism

Jul. 27, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Refugee athletes need to be given more chances to compete and earn money in international sports, the IOC said Tuesday following criticism from runners who left the Olympic program. Several potential members of the Refugee Olympic Team forfeited their...