PBS NewsHour

Japan helps 5 South Sudanese runners preserve Olympic dreams

Clip: 06/29/2020 | 5m 29s Video has closed captioning.

The young African nation of South Sudan is facing two growing challenges: the coronavirus pandemic and ethnic violence. The dual threats mean little time or investment is left for athletes looking to compete in the Olympics -- so Japan, the host of the now-postponed 2020 Games, offered to help. NewsHour producer Ali Rogin reports on how five runners are training to keep their Olympic dreams alive.

Aired: 06/29/20

Rating: NR

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