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Society: As more and more Muslim women take the sporting world by storm, seeing the hijab in a stadium, or even the ring, is quickly becoming the norm.

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The Nike Pro Hijab: A tried and tested review

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The Nike Pro Hijab: A tried and tested review

Ruqaya Izzidien puts the Nike Pro Hijab through its paces while cycling, running, weightlifting and playing American football to see whether it really lives up to it's hype.

Iran allows women weightlifters to compete in international contests

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Iran allows women weightlifters to compete in international contests

Women weightlifters from Iran will be allowed to compete internationally for the first time, the president of the country’s ...

Egyptian kebab-shop wrestler sparks debate after winning for Bulgaria

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Egyptian kebab-shop wrestler sparks debate after winning for Bulgaria

Rejected by Egypt's wrestling federation, a young grappler and kebab shop worker has made a controversial comeback while representing a ...

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Rio 2016: Egyptian weightlifters bring home two bronze medals

Two weightlifters have made Egypt proud after taking home two bronze medals at the Rio Olympics, with one being the first Egyptian woman to stand on an Olympic podium.

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Weightlifter belatedly becomes Egypt's first-ever woman Olympic medalist

Weightlifter Abeer Abd al-Rahman became the first-ever Egyptian woman to win an Olympic medal this week, after three athletes had their medals ...

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Egypt Judo champ now playing the date game

Blog: Mohammad Ramadan sells fruit in the street after receiving no government support for his sport or livelihood.

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