Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Muslim women and the Olympics

[Photo credit:]

THEN: 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Legendary Moroccan athlete
Nawal El-Moutawakel was the first woman from an Islamic nation
to win an Olympic medal of any kind when she won gold in the
400m hurdles.

Photo credit: Middle East Online

NOW: 2004 Athens Olympics. Bahrain's Rakia Al-Gassra finished fifth
in the 100m heats.

Read their stories: 'Muslim women enjoy first taste of Olympics'
and 'Gulf women sprinters fail to qualify.'

Click to learn how to make your own running chador.

[Thanks to Mark of Marina del Rey.]

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