Calgary Herald

Refugee carries flame for Greece


A Syrian refugee who had part of a leg amputated after a bombing will be one of the torchbeare­rs for the Greek leg of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic flame relay. The Greek Olympic committee said that 27-year-old Ibrahim Al-Hussein will carry the torch at an Athens refugee camp hosting 1,500 people next Tuesday, the nextto-last day of the relay in Greece. Al-Hussein reached Greece on a rubber dinghy in 2014, and has been granted asylum in the country. He is a former competitiv­e swimmer and judo athlete.

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