Three-time Olympic gold medalist Niccolo Campriani Leads Three Refugees on a Brave Journey to Qualify for the Next Olympic Games in the Air Rifle Event
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Inspired to make the world a better place through sport, Olympic champion Niccolo Campriani leads three refugees on a brave journey to qualify for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in his own event, 10 metre air rifle shooting, documented in the new series Taking Refuge. Using mental and physical skills honed over years as a professional athlete, Campriani coaches and mentors Mahdi, Khaoula and Luna on a journey of learning, rediscovery and finding inner peace through the unifying power of sport.
The five-episode Olympic Channel original series premiered Monday, 15 June on the IOC’s global media platform which is available subscription-free at olympicchannel.com and its apps for mobile, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and the Roku platform.
At Rio 2016, the Olympic Games welcomed its first refugee team, a collection of athletes displaced and seeking sanctuary due to matters beyond sport who could be defined by their actions on the playing field. This small refugee team inspired three-time Olympic gold medallist Campriani to take the torch and lead the next generation of refugee athletes. Taking Refuge follows Niccolo and his team of athletes as they set out to achieve their Olympic dream.
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