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All Refugee Olympic Athletes taking part in the Pre-Games Training Camp at Waseda have Arrived

The IOC Refugee Olympic Team, whose travel to Japan had been delayed, arrived at Waseda University’s Waseda Campus in three groups between July 18 and 20.

Due to the delay, many of the athletes and related staff had to go straight to the athletes’ village, and only 27 athletes, coaches and officials, a greatly reduced number than originally planned, are staying at the University. However, training will still take place at the Waseda and Toyama Campus and the Aoki-cho Park General Sports Grounds in Kawaguchi City until August 2.

After their training camp in Doha, Qatar, the Refugee Olympic Team were due to enter Japan on July 14, but due to one of the officials being tested positive for COVID-19 before departing Doha, their departure was delayed. The other athletes, coaches and officials tested negative. Two athletes and one coach, who did not take part in the training camp in Doha, arrived in Japan on the 14, and held practices for a few days at the University.

Waseda University will continue to support the Refugee Olympic Team, as they practice in earnest for the Olympic Games.

See here for information on the athletes.

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