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Feature10 May 2021

After a year of pandemic setbacks and challenges, athlete refugees now eyeing Tokyo berths

Athletes from around the world have tuned in to the recent athletics test events to catch a glimpse of the courses, facilities and track they're hoping to compete on when the Games kick off in July, including two clusters of the Athlete Refugee Team from their bases in Tel Aviv and Ngong.

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Feature10 May 2021

After a year of pandemic setbacks and challenges, athlete refugees now eyeing Tokyo berths

Athletes from around the world have tuned in to the recent athletics test events to catch a glimpse of the courses, facilities and track they're hoping to compete on when the Games kick off in July, including two clusters of the Athlete Refugee Team from their bases in Tel Aviv and Ngong.

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News12 Jan 2021

With 2020 challenges behind them, members of the Refugee Team eagerly looking ahead

Like most athletes, members of the Athlete Refugee Team had big plans for 2020. For some, it was to earn a spot on the small squad bound for the World Indoor Championships. For others, to race at the World Half Marathon Championships. And for others still, an appearance at the Olympic Games, on the biggest stage of all.

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Feature19 Oct 2020

Refugee team member Nait-Hammou on his half marathon debut: 'I didn't come to participate, I came to perform'

Athlete Refugee Team member Otmane Nait-Hammou is making a habit of rubbing elbows with some of the world's finest runners at World Championships.

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Feature20 Jun 2020

Athlete Refugee Team member Nait-Hammou's motivation: ‘I'm here to give hope’

Otmane Nait-Hammou admits that his present relationship with the 3000m steeplechase wasn’t exactly love at first sight. But over time, the Athlete Refugee Team member says his admiration for the event has grown to represent the strongest imaginable metaphor for life.

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Report08 Oct 2019

Athlete Refugee Team fields a squad of six in Doha

A squad of six athletes represented the Athlete Refugee Team at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, its biggest team to date at a World Athletics Series event, and quality-wise, its best.

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