by Christienna Fryar and Shireen Ahmed 2016 may have been one of the most taxing years in recent history with the loss of sporting and artistic greats, but it also showed tremendous sportsmanship and glory from female athletes. For all its problems, the Olympics have reliably become one of the best showcases of women’s sports and… Read More
The Refugee Olympic Team is a Vast Light in a Sea of Darkness
by Shireen Ahmed Two months ago, the United Nations Refugee Agency released a report that found in 2015, wars, persecution, and conflict had driven more people away from their homes and communities than in any year since the UN began keeping records. A staggering amount have risked their lives, spending every penny they have in… Read More
Rio 2016: What We’re Looking Forward To
With Rio 2016 less than a week away, a handful of the writers you’ll be reading – and hopefully enjoying – over the next month give us their view on what and who they will be looking forward to seeing at the Olympics and Paralympics: Shane Thomas writes the ‘Two Weeks Notice’ column at… Read More
Terror is Terror, Even If the Victim Wears Hijab
by Shireen Ahmed There was barely enough time to grieve properly for all the victims of this month’s terror attacks, before I and countless other Muslims were pushed into fearing for our own safety. Waking up one morning last week, I heard the news that a Muslim woman was attacked outside her children’s school. She… Read More
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