In the Name of the Game(s) – Muslim Female Athletes at the 2012 London Olympics

Zulfiya Chinshanlo, Olympic gold medalist in weightlifting. Image via the Toronto Star.

The 2012 London Olympics have had a strong focus on women: for the first time women will be competing in all sports and every country has sent at least one female athlete.While this does all look mighty good on paper, "male" sports remain overall more popular and male athletes are often better paid, make use of better facilities (flying business vs. flying coach) and receive more face time than their female counterparts. And while much of the attention female athletes receive is focused … [Read more...]