Refugee Olympic Team helps debunk myths

by Rashmee

Posted on August 14, 2016 / The Arab Weekly


  The Refugee Olympic Team is an inspired gimmick and, like any novelty item, it is likely to become less interesting the longer it hangs around. Would #TeamRefugee offer the same frisson — of shock and awe at human suffering and strength — in Tokyo 2020? Will the refugee team be considered as interesting a story at the end … Continue reading “Refugee Olympic Team helps debunk myths”

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#TeamRefugees #Rio2016 Rethinking the old world order & 1951 Refugee Convention

by Rashmee

Posted on August 8, 2016


It was a coincidence that Taiwanese-Australian Ray Chen was on the radio making his BBC Proms debut with Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor as I read about the first Refugee Team in Olympic history. What’s the connection, you might ask. It is this: Bruch lived and worked at a time of … Continue reading “#TeamRefugees #Rio2016 Rethinking the old world order & 1951 Refugee Convention”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK