Athletes from Timor Leste – one of the ‘newest’ LDCs – complete in the Olympics

Augusto Ramos Soares from Timor-Leste

Augusto Ramos Soares and fellow marathon runner Juventina Napoleao, 23, are the only Timorese athletes who will compete at the Olympics this year. Their participation is no small feat for a country still shaking off a past so violent that locals like to joke: “The last time I ran, it was because Indonesian troops were chasing me.” Continue reading