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Olympics during Ramadan: Unfair to fasting Muslim athletes?

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Discussion started by Jeff Moskowitz:
This year the Olympic games are occurring in the middle of the holy month of Ramadan. This presents a difficult problem to Muslim athletes. Ramadan requires fasting during all daylight hours and this may put Muslims at a disadvantage, especially in endurance events. Is this scheduling unfair?
Background article: Will Muslim Olympics Athletes Forgo Fasting During Ramadan? As many as 3,500 Muslim athletes will be competing, and abstaining from food and water for 16 hours a day could affect their performance. So what will Muslim Olympians do? ... Read more