Religions side-lined in international sports

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Feardorcha
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Religions side-lined in international sports

Post by Feardorcha » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:50 am

Two international sports bodies stood up to religious nutters this week and while one sympathises with the sportswomen concerned, the decisions lay down a marker to the men who run these religions (all religions are run by men) and their controlling dress rules.

No exception on uniform rules for Orthodox Jewish basketball player
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/fib ... r-1.366964
This basketball player wants to wear a T-shirt under her singlet to conceal her shoulders “for reasons of modesty”. The basketball rules state that all team members wear the same gear.

FIFA firm over Iran Hijab ban
http://english.aljazeera.net/sport/foot ... 99569.html
Iran's Mehr news agency quoted the deputy head of the Iranian Football Federation, as saying that "the FIFA decision was an insult to all Muslims whose only aim was to show their (religious) belief in sports arenas."
The Iranian women's football outfit, in addition to the head covering, also featured full-length sleeves and full-length trousers.
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Re: Religions side-lined in international sports

Post by chemicals » Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:57 am

Guess the swimming events are out as well :D

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