Warm welcome for refugee team at Rio opening ceremony

Warm welcome for refugee team at Rio opening ceremony
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Published August 6th, 2016 - 19:55 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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The Refugee Olympic team members take part in the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016.
FRANCK FIFE / AFP
The Refugee Olympic team members take part in the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. FRANCK FIFE / AFP

The Refugee Olympic Team gets a huge cheer at the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Refugees from several countries are competing for the first time at the Games under the Olympic flag, with 10 athletes present.

They got a great reception from the sellout crowd at the Maracana as they entered the famous stadium ahead of the host team of Brazil which naturally got the biggest cheer.

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