UNHCR Celebrates Refugee Spirit and Olympic Participation

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The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Nepal marked the first-ever participation of a refugee team in the Rio Olympics by organizing various sporting events for refugees on Thursday, August 18 2016. Olympian Deepak Bista attended the event and cheered on hundreds of refugees of diverse nationalities and local youth, who competed in football, athletics, badminton and table tennis, while celebrating the spirit of sportsmanship and diversity in Kathmandu.