Refugee team OK'd for Olympics after positive COVID-19 test

Posted on AllSides July 18th, 2021
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The Refugee Olympic Team was cleared to travel to Tokyo Games after a positive COVID-19 test delayed their arrival.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said the group of 26 athletes, 16 coaches, and 10 officials will travel to Japan within the next three days. 

“Members of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team who gathered in Doha, Qatar, for a Welcome Experience, and whose departure for the Olympic Games was delayed, are now on their way to Tokyo,” the IOC said in a statement.

“I feel very excited. Finally, we are going to Tokyo!” Olympic...

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