The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will have an unusual team competing; refugees, according to report. The unusual 10-member team will be entirely made up of refugees.

Those who made the cut include Popole Misenga and Yolande Mabika, two refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are already living in Brazil, where the games open on August 5.

Agile, fast and relentless, they are training for Olympic glory in judo. Like many refugees, they faced war and hunger in Congo, where millions have perished in violence over the past two decades.


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