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    Nike Set to Release Sport Hijabs

    Inclusion: Just do it. Nike has announced it will release a breathable mesh hijab next spring aimed at female Muslim athletes — the next step in what the company calls a “cultural shift” that saw the first hijab-wearing American competitor, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, compete in the Olympics last year. FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, lifted its ban on players wearing religious headgear in 2014, and many hope that Nike’s new commercial venture will spur other athletic authorities, like the company’s partner FIBA, which governs basketball, to do the same.

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