Women’s sport in Iraq

This is something a little different for your Friday film – women’s sports in Iraq. Yes, somehow in spite of almost constant war since the 1990s, there are Olympic athletes in training for London.
This TransWorld report looks at Rand Saad, archer; Rasha Rfa’at Ali, manager of the cycling team; Tamara Abdul-Razaq and Dhuha Abdul-Jabar, cyclists; and Paralympian table tennis player Suher Abdoul al Ameer. They all make the point that playing sport during on-going conflict is not just a problem for women but that there are extra obstacles which they are determined to overcome.

Have a great weekend!


Niamh Griffin

Niamh works as a journalist in Ireland but blog also blogs about women in sport. She tries to be positive but does have a moan every now and then. She is based in Ireland. Read her blog at http://niamhgriffin.blogspot.com.

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