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The Olympic Judo Fighter Who Fled The Congo

THE OLYMPIC JUDO FIGHTER WHO FLED WAR IN THE CONGO

 
 

VICE // PRODUCER & HOST

During the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, I met with Congolese Judo fighter Popole Misenga—one of ten refugees chosen to compete as part of the historic team completely comprised of refugees. Misenga recently fled the ongoing war in the Republic of Congo to seek asylum in Brazil, and while starting his new life in Rio, he's also going for the Olympic gold.