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TOKYO (Reuters) - For the thousands of Muslim athletes, officials and supporters arriving in Tokyo for the Olympic Games later this year, it may be a struggle for them to find an appropriate place to pray.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Rugby league star and former All Blacks back Sonny Bill Williams has followed the lead of Arsenal soccer player Mesut Ozil and issued a message of support for China's ethnic minority Uighur Muslim community.
LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal's decision to distance the club from midfielder Mesut Ozil's criticism of China's policy towards its Muslim Uighur minority won't surprise anyone familiar with the scramble by Europe's soccer powers for a slice of the expanding Chinese market.
AS we left for Manila, the news was not good. The stadiums were not ready, the organisers were ill-prepared, food was going to be a problem – it was worse for Muslims who needed halal food – and the accommodation and facilities for athletes and the media were well below par.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Super Rugby's most successful team the Canterbury Crusaders said on Friday they will retain their name but change the logo of a sword-wielding knight following a brand review in the wake of a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch in March.
THE Singapore contingent at the SEA Games have written to organisers to seek “urgent and immediate attention” on issues faced by the Republic’s athletes now in the Philippines for the biennial Games.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Players from Saudi Arabia's national soccer team travelled to Jerusalem's Old City on Monday to pray at one of Islam's holiest sites.
(Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers joined a chorus of criticism of the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the organisation distanced itself from a tweet by the manager of the Houston Rockets in support of the Hong Kong protests for democracy.
KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - The match should have been cause for young Iraqis to celebrate. Their national team beat Lebanon 1-0 in the first competitive international hosted by Iraq for years in the holy city of Kerbala, complete with an opening ceremony of music and dance.
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP): A hijab-wearing, diminutive Malaysian wrestler known as "Phoenix" cuts an unusual figure in the ring, a female Muslim fighter taking on hulking opponents in a male-dominated world.