Muslim athletes affected by Ramadan

London Olympics provide extra difficulty for those abstaining from food and drink.

    It is the ultimate test of sporting ability, but this London Olympics will provide extra difficulty for many Muslim athletes.

    For the first time since 1980, the summer Games coincide with the holy month of Ramadan.

    Many have reluctantly decided they will not be able to fast and still compete at the highest level.

    Al Jazeera's Lee Wellings reports.


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