The Refugee Olympic Team

The Refugee Olympic Team

They are refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands. Athletes of the highest caliber, but without a nation to represent, they will compete this year under the international Olympic flag – as citizens of the world.

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Howard Shu on his Olympics dream

Athlete Howard Shu is representing the United States in badminton and CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes spoke with him about how he got started in the sport and his journey to this summer’s game in Rio.

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Brazil cracks down on corruption as Olympics nears

Brazilian prosecutors and judges have been fighting a fierce battle against corruption in the country for years. Now, the investigations are targeting some of Brazil’s biggest contractors, most of which are also working on projects related to the Olympics.

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The US Judo team prepares for Rio

“Every day when I wake up, every day when I come in here, I don’t imagine myself on the mat in Rio doing anything but throwing my hands up in the air and winning the Gold,” Marti Malloy said.

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Pele awarded Olympics’ highest honor as games near

Brazil’s King of Football, Pele, has been awarded the Olympics’ highest honor by the International Olympic Committee. Its a celebration a few weeks ahead of this year’s Games. But problems like the Zika virus, a political scandal and an economic crisis have overshadowed the Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Meet diving champion and “Olympian” Rommel Pacheco

This week, we introduce you to an athlete from the Yucatan Peninsula who has been diving since he was six years old. Now at 29, he is getting ready to compete in his 3rd Games. He finished in the Top Ten in diving events — in both the 2004 and 2008 Olympics and is one of Mexico’s biggest hopes for winning a gold medal in Rio.

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Gretchen Bleiler

Gretchen Bleiler: Protecting winters

Professional snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler is one of the most successful and decorated athletes in the sport. She’s won numerous awards, including a silver medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics, and four gold medals at the Winter X Games.

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