The Olympics released a stunning video highlighting what unifies the Refugee Team heading to Tokyo

Yusra Mardini swims under water.
Syrian refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
  • Each Olympics, refugee athletes from all corners of the globe come together to compete at the games as a unified team.
  • On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee released a video celebrating the athletes who will compete on the Refugee Olympic Team at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics.
  • Narrated by Syrian refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini, the minute-long video depicts how the athletes on the refugee team are united by their choice “to keep our dreams alive.”
  • “We carry [our dreams] with us across oceans and deserts and cities,” Mardini says. “We brought them together to form a team greater than ourselves: one that defies borders and limits.”
  • Check out the full IOC video below: