Aug. 17, 2020

Sanda Aldass (IOC Refugee Team): Judo & the Refugee Experience

Sanda Aldass (IOC Refugee Team): Judo & the Refugee Experience

Sanda is a Syrian refugee, living in the Netherlands with her husband (who is also her coach) and their three children. She’s a current International Olympic Committee (IOC) Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holder, the elite group amongst which the 2021 Refugee Team will be selected. This episode spotlights what it means to be refugee, how Sanda copes with her situation, and what going to the Games (hopefully!) will mean to her. Experts interviewed include Renée Wolforth, Jackdar Mohammad, and Anne-Sophie Thilo.

 

Anne-Sophie Thilo

International Olympic Committee, Refugee Team Press Attaché

Olympic sailor, AISTS 2015 alumni

Renée Wolforth

Professional who has dedicated her life to supporting refugees in the Middle East and Africa

Jackdar Mohammad

Syrian Refugee and Education Advocate