Did you know
Bangladesh is the largest country never to win a medal at the Olympic games. In fact, no Bangladeshi competitor has ever qualified for the Olympics — rather the country sends representatives to the Games thanks to the wildcard process.
Bangladesh also has some of the highest malnutrition rates in the world, despite a steady decline in global malnutrition rates over the last decade. An estimated 41 percent of Bangladeshi children under the age of 5 are chronically undernourished. This equates to approximately 7 million children who are being denied the right to live healthy lives, let alone play competitive sports.
This month in Rio, four Bangladeshi athletes will compete in the Olympic games in archery, golf, shooting, and swimming.
Global Citizen, World Vision and One Goal congratulate Team Bangladesh at the Summer Olympics right now and encourage the country to invest more in nutrition to ensure future athletes can reach their full potential.
Cook a nutritious Bangladesh-inspired meal while you watch the Olympics