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    Barack Obama should have entered he's from Kenya
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    I'm kind of guessing, but there could be prohibitions from his Muslim faith that forbids him from running on Holy days .
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    Absolute hi-jack of the thread - What do Muslim athletes do about Ramadan - certainly they don't fast during the competition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M Richardson View Post
    Absolute hi-jack of the thread - What do Muslim athletes do about Ramadan - certainly they don't fast during the competition?
    They get special dispensation to run it at night. A thread this silly cannot be hijacked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M Richardson View Post
    Absolute hi-jack of the thread - What do Muslim athletes do about Ramadan - certainly they don't fast during the competition?
    That much about Islam I do know, and, yes, they absolutely DO fast through athletic competition as well. The great (but brief) t.v. series, "American Muslim," had an episode devoted to that during the football season and how difficult it was/is for Muslim football players to fast during a portion of the season.

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    Wasn't there an American basketball player who converted to the muslim faith who actually did fast during ramadan? He was the guy who created controversy by turning his back during the National Anthem. I' m almost sure he fasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    Wasn't there an American basketball player who converted to the muslim faith who actually did fast during ramadan? He was the guy who created controversy by turning his back during the National Anthem. I' m almost sure he fasted.
    I remember that guy. Shareef Abdur Rahim I think.

    Hakeem Olajuwon was a muslim as well and I remember he played some games during Ramadan, and was fasting. He was so awesome it didn't affect his game.

    I think he even had his carpet that he prayed on at the stadium, though that I'm not completely positive about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    I remember that guy. Shareef Abdur Rahim I think.
    Wasn't his name like Chris Johnson or something like that? I remember that it was about as plain ol' American as you could get before his conversion.

    Not sure if he was fined or not but I do know he recieved a lot of flack for turning his back. I read an article or saw on tv that he was trying to build a new house around that time and it kept getting vandalized and they had to start over. Finally he just gave up.

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    There was an article about this posted on the international forum if someone wants to lok for it. One common response was to postpone the fast until after the Olympics, another was to reason that the Olympics were an exceptional circumstance in which they could reasonably break their fast.

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