RIO-OLYMPICS. In Greece, in a gesture to the greatest migration crisis facing Europe since World War II, the torch will pass on April 26 through the refugee camp of Eleonas in Athens, where one of the hundreds of refugees housed there will carry the flame. It will be a Syrian man who lost his leg in the civil war, and has been living and working in Athens after being granted asylum in Greece.The IOC has announced that a team of 10 refugees will take part at the Rio Olympics.
Image copyright AP Image caption Ibrahim al-Hussein lost the lower part of his right leg in a bomb attack A Syrian refugee who was a sportsman before losing part of his leg in a bombing is to carry the Olympic flame through an Athens refugee camp. Ibrahim al-Hussein, who has been given asylum in Greece, will bear the torch through Eleonas camp, the UN said. The 27-year-old electrician used to swim and do judo competitively in Syria. He is among more than one