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Refugees made eligible to compete in Olympics

‘SYMBOL OF HOPE’:Refugees had been unable to compete previously because they could not represent their country. They will compete under the Olympic flag

AP, UNITED NATIONS

The General Assembly revived the tradition in 1993 and has adopted resolutions before the summer and winter Olympic Games since then, but countries have continued fighting wars whether the Olympics are on or not.

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