Originally posted by normbenign Aren't most Olympic sports already given specific and uniform dress requirements?
Seems that only color and logos are matters of choice.
In many sports even color isn't a choice.
How much would it bother Normbenign to see the USA represented by a Muslim woman in hijab at the Olympics?
Originally posted by sh76 Good luck to her. I'll be rooting for her to win a gold medal (as I generally root for all Americans).
Ibtihaj Muhammad has won two bronze medals in recent top women's sabre competitions,
but her US teammate, Mariel Zagunis has performed better, having won two gold medals.
In the most recent six top tournaments (World Cup or Grand Prix), two were won by an
American (Mariel Zagunis), two by a Russian, one by a Ukrainian, and one by a Chinese.
Originally posted by Duchess64 http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2016/02/first-olympic-athlete-in-hijab/459933/
Ibtihaj Muhammad, a black American Muslim fencer, will become the first
athlete to represent the USA while wearing hijab in the Olympic games.
"It's (fencing in the USA) always been a white sport reserved for people with money."
Ibtiha ...[text shortened]... s started her own clothing line, aimed at
young Muslim women with physically active lifestyles.
What significance is a hijab ?
Is it religious , do you have to wear it ?
Is it cultural ?
Is it a statement ....I am a Muslim ?
When you come in too this world we are all naked ,where does this piece of man made cloth on your head come from ?
What would you say Duchess64 if a Scot's man turned up at the Olympics wearing a kilt for a competition ?
Originally posted by normbenign Aren't most Olympic sports already given specific and uniform dress requirements? Seems that only color and logos are matters of choice. In many sports even color isn't a choice.
What would be hilarious is if she wore the hijab over the mask and white hood.