A #Swimmer Goes From #Syria to #Rio, From Refugee to #Olympian


Mardini was officially named to the refugee team in June along with nine athletes from #Syria, South #Sudan, the Democratic Republic of #Congo and #Ethiopia. The team will compete under the #Olympic flag and anthem, entering the #Maracanã stadium on Friday for the opening ceremony next to last, just before host #Brazil. #Mardini will compete in the 100-meter freestyle and the 100-meter butterfly.

Read more at: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/sports/olympics/a-swimmer-goes-from-syria-to-rio-from-refugee-to-olympian.html



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