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Ban on women footballers wearing hijab to be lifted

By Andrew Warshaw in Bagshot

Iran womens_team_in_hijab_Amman_June_3_2011March 3 - The ultra-conservative International Football Association Board (IFAB), comprising FIFA and the four British Home Associations, rarely if ever reverses its decisions but made an exception here today by unanimously agreeing to lift the ban on the Islamic headscarf being worn by female footballers, pending health and safety checks.

Miley shines as she wins gold and secures Olympic qualification at swimming test event

By Tom Degun at the Aquatics Centre on the Olympic Park in London

Hannah Miley_wins_British_Championships_Aquatics_Centre_March_3_2012March 3 - Hannah Miley (pictured) proved the star of the show on day one of the British Gas Swimming Championships as she posted the fastest time in the world this year in the 400 metres individual medley, booking her place at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the same pool that will be the focus of the world's attention later this year.