Palestinian Olympic runners Worood Maslaha fixes her hijab and Bahaa al-Farra combs his hair before their training sessions in the West Bank and Gaza in the build up to the Olympic Games in London. Some of these athletes come from humble backgrounds, and don’t have high-tech sports centres, equipment, monitoring devices or teams of experts observing their progress, as other competing nations do. Bahaa al-Farra was donated sportswear to train in.
May the odds be ever in their favour, and may their hard work and dedication pay off!
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