So far, the flag has not been officially accepted by the IOC. The Olympic governing body tells Quartz in an email that Team Refugee will continue to compete under the Olympic Flag “as a sign of solidarity of the entire Olympic movement with the refugees.” However, Artur Lipori, one of the founding organizers of Refugee Nation, told Mashable that the IOC did allow his group to deliver the flag to athletes and supporters. An online petition is asking the IOC to make it official.

Asked in the video if he would take the orange and black flag to Rio, Refugee Team judoka Popole Misenga had no doubt. ”Everybody will bring the flag of their country,” he said. ”I’ll bring the flag of my team. The refugees.”

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