The world is changing rapidly and millions of people have been displaced from their homelands. This year the greatest symbol of unity, hope, and triumph, for both countries and individuals, the Olympic Games, reflects the ideals of respecting all people, promoting friendships across borders and personal excellence by including the Refugee Olympic Team funded by the IOC.
The hardships and life uncertainties the 10 athletes of the Refugee Olympic Team have endured are beyond the comprehension of most of us and their stories are truly inspiring. What these young people have achieved in just keeping up with their chosen sports is amazing and, hopefully, being at the Olympic Games will provide a path towards more security in their lives.
Olivia Blair of The Independent looked into the lives of these athletes and, whatever is going on in your life today, these stories should make you feel better about your own life and inspire you to never give up on your dreams!