A young woman who stands out among her male peers, karate trainer Sharleen makes her way undaunted with a male-dominated sport in a male-dominated society. Little by little, things are changing. And many of the young men support that.
Germany added two more golds to their haul on Day 5 despite weather trouble. Men's ice hockey started with upsets, the curling round robin got underway and there was a new Olympic record in the ladies' speed skating.
Pole dancing is often stigmatized in mainstream Egyptian society. But the acrobatic exercise is increasingly in demand among women in a country not famous for championing women's rights.
The German national team has assembled in Düsseldorf ahead of friendlies against Spain and Brazil. These will be the last internationals before coach Joachim Löw names his provisional squad for the World Cup in Russia.
State-run schools in the kingdom are now set to begin offering the courses for girls later this year. It is part of a liberalization process in the conservative Islamic country and a response to growing rates of obesity.
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