Monday, October 16, 2006


Muslim holy month at odds with 2012 London Olympics

`The Muslim holy month of Ramadan will coincide with the 2012 London Olympics, a scheduling conflict that is creating controversy in Britain, the Daily Mail reported on its website Saturday.

The conflict means Muslim athletes must fast from sunrise to sunset for the entire period of the Olympics, putting them at a distinct disadvantage.

Ramadan will fall from July 21 to August 20 in 2012, while the London Games run between July 27 and August 12.

An estimated 3,000 Muslim competitors are likely to be affected.’

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