Mayada Al-Sayed carries the flag of Palestine during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016.

Israel’s Apartheid Policies Create Hurdles For Team Palestine On The Road To Rio

From blocked shipments of equipment to a lack of access to Olympic-sized, or even just adequate, training facilities, the six athletes of Team Palestine have overcome the odds to compete in the 2016 Games.