Actually I’m amazed that they didn’t try to get it moved to another month, but perhaps they’re already thinking about it for the next time around.
London 2012 Olympics
Muslim athletes face Ramadan dilemma
By Ines Burckhardt
Tihmina Kohistani has not missed a fast during Ramadan since she was 10 years old. But the 22-year-old sprinter for Afghanistan’s Olympic team will not observe the tradition this year.
“It is a dilemma for me and many Muslim athletes,” she says of the call for Muslims to refrain from eating between sunrise and sunset for the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.