The Olympic games will be held soon, when athletes from all over the world will compete in a fair, impartial, and peaceful manner. It is one of the few times all nations can meet peacefully, whether friends or enemies, and all are respected. But in the past, there have been a few athletes who have not been able to compete because they have no country to represent -- refugees. These athletes have had to leave their own country for their safety and that of their families.
Fortunately for those athletes, the International Olympic Committees Executive Board has rectified that situation. They have created a team of refugee athletes. That team currently has 10 athletes -- two from Syria, five from South Sudan, two from the Republic of Congo, and one from Ethiopia.
Here are the operational aspects concerning Team ROA (Refugee Olympic Athletes):