Women's Girls' Special Olympics Women's Special Olympics: She was woman to take part in the . She was the Cross-Gender Women Lea T for the first time to participate in the Olympics, and she was a Simone Biles who broke the routine and took four gold medals.This time, we will introduce you to the team leader of the Olympic Refugee Team, Tiger · Lurupe.She said that she was no longer an athlete, and she wanted to find a place in the Olympics for a person without a nationality.
On the evening
the 5th, the Maracana Stadium in Rio, the opening of the Rio Olympics, and the national team glory. The French team sometimes had the same stance as Big Brother. They were dressed as Korean stars, and Cuba's leather and high-heel sandal elements were so graceful. It was a magnificent opening show.
And among them, a group of people blurry, they lost their nationality, they were forced to erase their past, and they couldn't see it now.At the opening ceremony, they did not have the national anthem at the time. They held the Olympic flag, and they came to the scene of the Olympics to find their future.
They are the Olympic Refugee Team, a 10-man team, and led by Tegla Looupe, · old marathon player.
This is Tegla's fourth time to take part in the Olympic Games. This time, she came to the Olympics. She didn't want to have a history of self-evolution, break the record, but invite the world to focus on the global refugee issue through the Olympics.(Recommended reading: The last straw that presses Syria: the world is doing nothing to help refugees, but to clean up everyone's aftermath )
Tadhra · Lurupe: For a man without a nationality, find a place in the Olympics
Tour leader, Tegara · on the signature wall, " With the movement, we are seeking peace and unity."
43-year-old woman, who won the New York Marathon twice this year, was the first African black woman to win a New York City Marathon title.She remembers her intense heart beating at the end of the finish line, hearing the crowd cheering her.(Sibling: First Woman to Marathon )
What she wants to do is to bring this year's Olympic refugee delegation to use sports to win back other people's respect for refugees."I and my team want to prove to the world that little people can do big things too," said Ttegra, who is less than one meter tall."
Looking back on the growth of Tadhra, you can understand her determination.She grew up in the village of Nairobi, Kenya.When she was six years old, she showed herself that she was running. She was faster than her age and even older children. She made up her mind to become a runner, except for her mother, and everyone scoffed at it.
Her father said, "What a girl, running, is not as good as being a babysitter."When she was involved in the training, the men in the same group had to drink and cook the laundry, and she said, " I'm an athlete like you, and you have to wash your clothes."
She doesn't think that she loses, and she knows that when she runs, she knows that as long as she insists on going on, the road must be in front.She then went from Kenya to London, Rome, Finland, New York, and Venice.(Sibling: A revolution in the body and mind!Marathon Girl Guan Gando Wants Blood Red Pants by Blood )
At the same time, she didn't forget to look back.One runner has focused on the present, and her path has always been in the future.In 2003, she founded the Tegla · Peace Foundation, where she organized a peaceful race between rival tribes.From Kenya to Uganda and to Sudan, seven years later, the Kenyan government felt her contribution, and she succeeded in letting hundreds of war warriors lay down their gengo and the possibility of peace in the tribe.
This year, she led the group of refugees, who had gone for a long time to come to the Olympics.
Give me a chance to have hope
Tegla said in an interview that he wanted to find an Olympic place in the Olympics for those who had no nationality."People are always looking at refugees with regard to criminals, and they deserve due respect.""
21-year-old player in the refugee team, from South Sudan, said Tadhra was more than a leader, much more like his mother."She gave us an opportunity to let others know our lives, and let us have hope again.""
2016 is definitely a particularly hard year for refugees.The closure of the camp, the closure of the border, the full range of discriminatory labels on refugees, the more intense the situation, Trump and his high wall theory, and the fear of trafficking have become a huge political force.In one year, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made an important decision in January to announce an unprecedented refugee team that includes five South Sudanese refugees, two Syrian refugees, two Congolese refugees and one Ethiopian refugee.(Recommended to you: "Don't dare to close your eyes, don't open your eyes to see the world's two million refugees" )
Can you put aside your fear and apathy at the stadium?
Their past is dispersed in the war, but their present and future can still be ahead.Can we let them still believe in hope?
What they want to win is not a gold medal, they want to win the chance to stand on the starting line, and they want to win the same gaze and respect.
This is one of the things I look forward to most in the Rio Olympics.