IPC announces six athletes to compete for the Refugee Paralympic Team at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

IPC announces six athletes to compete for the Refugee Paralympic Team at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Interview with FITEQ Gen Sec Marius Vizer Jr - Teqball Roadshow

Teqball expands its international presence ... the latest ATR Extra!

#ICYMI -- Koreas Agree to Join at Asiad; Visa Problems for Cuban Handball; Catalan Crisis to Impact Tarragona

#ICMYI -- In Case You Missed It ... Sometimes the best stories don't get the attention we think they deserve. Here are our staff picks for articles this week they really want you to know about.

Catalan Crisis Intertwined With Tarragona Opening

(ATR) Spanish King Felipe VI will open the Mediterranean Games, but avoid meeting with Catalonia officials.

Peace and Sport and ITTF bring the unified Korea women's Table Tennis team for a #WhiteCard photo

Turkish Olympic Committee launches sports school for Syrian refugees in Gaziantep

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Awarded Taekwondo Black Belt WT, UNHCR Discuss Cooperation on Refugee Assistance Projects

JOC Welcomes Syrian Swimmer Yusra Mardini in Tokyo

The JOC welcomed Yusra Mardini, who competed in swimming at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 with the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team, at the JOC Headquarters in Tokyo.

Turkish Olympic Committee 2017 #OlympicDay Celebrations

The TOC concludes its memorable 2017 Olympic Day celebrations with a wrap up video capturing the highlights of this year’s events.

Olympic Day Celebrations Get Underway in Turkey with Event for Local Children and Syrian Refugees in Gaziantep

The TOC began its celebrations for Olympic Day with an event in Masal Park, Gaziantep for hundreds local children and Syrian refugees.

Syrian Refugee Ibrahim Al-Hussein Wins Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias Courage Award from the Academy

Ibrahim Al-Hussein has been presented the 2016 Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias Courage Award from the United States Sports Academy. 

Kenyan Olympic Constitution Fails to Pass -- NOCs News

(ATR) Also: Former Gambia NOC president dies; Turkish Olympic Committee launches project for Syrian youth.

Trump Fires Olympic Park Bombing Prosecutor

(ATR) Sally Yates refused to enforce the Trump ban on immigration from seven Middle East and North African nations.


Beach Games Competition Comes to an End

(ATR) Olympic Council of Asia calls the event "a complete success". 

OCA Press Release: Athletes from Iraq and Syria show true Olympic spirit

The Olympic Council of Asia is delighted to see the athletes of Iraq and Syria competing at our 5th Asian Beach Games – and winning medals.

Vietnam Leads Medal Table at Asian Beach Games

(ATR) Today begins the final week of the Asian Beach Games taking place in Da Nang, Vietnam.

Independent Athletes Long for Refugee-Free Society

(ATR) Ibrahim Al Hussein and Shahrad Nasajpour relished their time here in Rio, but hope for a world without refugees.

A First for the Paralympics

(ATR) The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) introduces a new team for Rio 2016.

Refugees Create Own Flag, Anthem for Rio

(ATR) The IOC has yet to confirm whether the 10 refugees will be allowed to carry their flag and hear their anthem at tonight's opening ceremony.

Diverse Hospitality House Showcase Set for Rio -- Sponsor Spotlight

(ATR) Also: Visa to sponsor refugee athlete ahead of Rio 2016 and deliver wearable technology to Olympic hopefuls.

Refugee Athletes Learn Olympic Fate -- On the Scene

(ATR) Ten athletes from around the world had their Olympic dreams realized today.

UNHCR and World Taekwondo Federation partner on training in camps

UNHCR signed an agreement with WTF to make it easier for thousands of refugees to enjoy the Olympic sport.

War Wracks NOCs

(ATR) Olympic leaders in Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria talk to Around the Rings Rio reporter Aaron Bauer

Athens Olympic Venue Housing Refugees

(ATR) Authorities in Greece have reopened the Galatsi Olympic Hall to house refugees camped out in Athens.

Two-year social cohesion programme by UNICEF and Generations for Peace to benefit 5,000 children and youth in Jordan

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Generations For Peace, have agreed a two-year partnership to implement a social cohesion programme that will reach at least five thousand Jordanian and Syrian refugee children and youth in twelve selected host communities most in need.

ANOC Recovering "Lost" Decades

(ATR) ANOC president Sheikh Ahmad says the organization must make up for lost time.

Syria Violence Claims Athletes; No Taliban Threat in Afghanistan

(ATR) More than 100 athletes have died in civil war in Syria ... Taliban not threatening athletes ... Spat between the Koreas.

Bahrain handball team take on Syria in second round opener