ORF and the Refugee Olympic Team receive the 2022 Princess of Asturias Prize for Sport

ORF and the Refugee Olympic Team receive the 2022 Princess

​ The presentation at the Campoamor Theater in Oviedo, Spain, was presided over by Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Leonor, Princess of Asturias, and the Infanta Sofía. “The Olympic Refuge Foundation and the Refugee Olympic Team remind us that sport, elite competition and the Olympic Movement also … Read more

REPORTAGE. “Sport is my fight, my way of resisting,” asserts Fathima, an Afghan karateka who lives in the Lesbos refugee camp

REPORTAGE Sport is my fight my way of resisting asserts

Invisible, or almost. Refugee women represent barely 20% of sports practitioners registered by the association Yoga and Sport With Refugees in Lesbos (Greece). However, they are often the first to whom sport could benefit for its implications in terms of health, well-being or even integration. Near the Mavrovouni camp, the sports association seeks to support … Read more

REPORTAGE. Paris 2024: from the Lesbos camp, Mahmood Alizada, an Afghan refugee, is chasing his Olympic dream

REPORTAGE Paris 2024 from the Lesbos camp Mahmood Alizada an

“Do you see these trainers in the closet? They are my favorite but we share them with several people. I hope to have them tomorrow for the Lesbos trail and maybe even for Paris!” Faded pink, threadbare tips, sagging soles, the sports shoes mirrored by Mahmood Alizada have come a long way. Kind of like … Read more