IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during a sporting awards ceremony of Greek athletes in Athens on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Bach says he is confident the Rio Olympics will "overwhelm" the world, despite the host country's major financial crisis. (AP Photo
Paris Sarrikostas
January 28, 2016

ATHENS, Greece (AP) IOC President Thomas Bach says the torch relay for this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will include a stop at a refugee camp in Athens.

Bach has also promised to build sporting facilities on the island of Lesbos that has been hard hit by the migrant crisis.

Bach visited a refugee camp in Athens on Thursday and met potential candidates who could compete for the first time as part of a stateless refugee team at the games in Rio.

Bach said the athletes will attend the opening ceremony, marching behind the Olympic flag before host team Brazil enters last.

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