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Muslim Athletes Make History in 2016

WASHINGTON – In a year full of challenges, Muslim athletes played the role of being the best ambassadors for their faith in different tournaments. Giving young Muslims a role model to follow, their achievements varied in different games, shining in Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games and winning different medals.

But the Olympics games were not the only area of success for Muslims in 2016, a lot of them did shine on other arena as well, getting decorated with honors and recognitions for their achievements in different countries around the world.

In this mini-file, we offer you a glimpse of the achievements of Muslim athletes during the year 2016.

Sir Mo Farah: Muslim Athlete Receives Knighthood

Obama Awards Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with Medal of Freedom

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Hijabi Muslim Olympian On ‘Time 100’ List

Muslim Athletes Shine With Rio Medals

Muslim Stars Make Taekwondo History in Rio

Hijab in Rio: Female Muslim Athletes Crush Stereotypes

US Muslim Named World’s Best Female Fencer

Queen Honors UK’s First Hijabi Football Coach

Muslim Paralympian Inspires World (Video)

Beach Volleyball Team Shuns Bikini for Hijab

Syrian Refugee To Carry Olympic Torch

Muslim Ballerina Dream Comes True