Olympic Team of Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA) created by the IOC

PESHAWAR: The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thursday created a team of Refugee Olympic Athletes for the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

It will be treated at the Olympic Games like all the other teams of the 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs). The EB also approved the operational aspects surrounding Team ROA.

The name of the team will be Team Refugee Olympic Athletes; Team ROA will get its own welcome ceremony at the Olympic Village, like all other teams.

The team will be housed like all the other teams. A team entourage will be appointed by the IOC to meet all the required technical needs of the athletes, including: Chef de Mission, coaches and technical officials. The team uniforms will be provided by the IOC.

For all official representations of the team including possible medal ceremonies, the Olympic flag will be raised and the Olympic Anthem will be played.

The team will march behind the Olympic flag before host team Brazil at the Opening Ceremony, an adequate insurance policy will be contracted, a proper doping control process will be introduced through the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).