You are sending a message of hope to the millions of refugees around the globe.
You had to flee your homes because of violence, hunger or just because you were different.
In this Olympic world we do not just tolerate diversity, we welcome you as enrichment to our unity and diversity.
More from IOC president Thomas Bach: "We are living in a world of crisis, mistrust and uncertainty.
The 10,000 best athletes in the world competing with each other and at the same time living peacefully together, sharing their meals and emotions.