The coinciding of Ramadan this year with the London Olympics, has created a dilemma for the estimated 3,000 Muslim athletes expected to compete.
While many of them may well honour the holy month, others have decided to defer their fasts until a later date.
The Ramadan fast is a time when Muslims are required to abstain from food and drink during daylight hours. Some medical experts claim that such a reduction of food intake could deplete an athlete’s liver, which is likely to lead to a drop in performance.
The London Games get underway on July 27.