Not all teams at the 2016 Olympic games have a home country. But that doesn't mean that they don't have fans.
The refugee Olympic team competed for the first time at this year's Olympics, comprised of 10 individuals participating in a variety of sports, including judo and swimming. Organizations like UNICEF and Visa are using their stories as a marketing opportunity to bring attention to the refugee crisis around the world.
"Rather than trying to focus on engaging the public around boring U.N. summits, we focused on the first-time competing refugee team," said David Ponet, parliamentary and civil society partnerships specialist for UNICEF. "Unlike teams before (that are tied to countries), they don't have a natural fanbase."