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The Olympics As Our Voice Towards Activism

Posted November 26, 2014 no picture Jennifer Tran

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On November 2, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution that "supports the independence and autonomy of sport as well as the mission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in leading the Olympic Movement." The resolution ultimately separates the controversies of world politics with the active participation in sports - banning boycotts of the Olympic Games and requiring countries to fully participate in athletics. It also disallows the IOC from banning ant...


VOY had the chance to interview UAE's top figure skater. Zahra Lari wears the hijab when skating on the ice. She was also the first female from the Gulf to perform in an international competition, with the hijab. Find out how she got where she is today, her dreams, the special advice she has for you, and WATCH her skate! Your name: Zahra Lari Your age: 18 years old Where are you originally from and where do you currently live? I’m originally from Abu Dhabi, Uni...