Olympics -Jubilant refugee athletes pledge to take Rio chance

June 3, 2016 6:03 PM

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NGONG, Kenya, June 3 Five Kenyan-based athletes from South Sudan who were named in the first Olympic refugee team on Friday have pledged to use this year's Rio Games to showcase the talents of refugees.

They danced and hugged after watching a live stream of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) news conference announcing the team at their training camp in Ngong, a small hamlet 20km south of the east African nation's capital Nairobi.

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