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More than 150,000 young people living in camps for refugees and internally displaced people will get access to sport through a two-year program, which will distribute IOC sports kits in 20 countries throughout Asia, Africa and the U.S. The IOC, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Samsung have teamed up to bring sports and its related psychological benefits to young refugees. The program was launched in India and South Africa where more than 17,000 young asylum-seekers and 59,000 refugees will benefit from the distribution of sports kits (Olympic.org).
Former England cricket captain TONY GREIG on Tuesday delivered the 2012 MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's (PAKISTAN TODAY, 6/26). ... U.S. President BARACK OBAMA announced the Presidential Delegation to the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, which will consist of U.S. Ambassador to the U.K. LOUIS SUSMAN and former U.S. Olympians GRANT HILL, BRANDI CHASTAIN, DOMINIQUE DAWES, GABRIEL DIAZ DE LEON and SUMMER SANDERS. First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA will lead the delegation this summer (INSIDEHOOPS.com, 6/25). ... Polish national team player ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI gave the shirt he wore during the EURO 2012 match against Russia to TV station TVN24. He had asked the signed jersey be used for charitable purposes. The autographed game-worn memorabilia auctioned for close to €100,000 ($125,000), and the money will be used to renovate a children's hospital in Warsaw (EFE, 6/26).