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    The French w4x1 got added, a couple of Italians, three Belgians, more coming in.
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    This is getting even weirder: Not only have they restarted the invitation process today, they are even inviting athletes for events with no free slots left. There's 34 for the mTJ on the provisional entry list. USA has entered five, leaving 33 who can actually compete in Doha. Well today they invited Momchil Karailiev from Bulgaria (he declined), he would have been no 34.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    Nigeria is about 50% Muslim..... given how few Nigerian athletes have Muslim names, is it possible that the Nigerian Muslims frequently don't have "Muslim names"?
    Ethiopia is also ca. 1/3 Muslim, and there aren't many Ethiopian runners with what you would think of as Muslim (Arabic) names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norunner View Post
    This is getting even weirder: Not only have they restarted the invitation process today, they are even inviting athletes for events with no free slots left. There's 34 for the mTJ on the provisional entry list. USA has entered five, leaving 33 who can actually compete in Doha. Well today they invited Momchil Karailiev from Bulgaria (he declined), he would have been no 34.
    Perhaps there have been withdrawals in that event?
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    Anagnostopoulou also just got an invite for ladies discuss and she accepted (she is such a great sport that lady). Pesiridou also got an invite for the 100h but she has already called it quits for this year and so she declined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    Ethiopia is also ca. 1/3 Muslim, and there aren't many Ethiopian runners with what you would think of as Muslim (Arabic) names.
    Turkey is pretty much all Muslim, and Turkish names aren't much different from English names if you substitute Arabic/Muslim origin for Biblical/Christian origin: it happens a lot but is by no means universal, and the spelling and pronunciation have changed a fair bit on the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LopenUupunut View Post
    Turkey is pretty much all Muslim, and Turkish names aren't much different from English names if you substitute Arabic/Muslim origin for Biblical/Christian origin
    That could be said of the Muslim world in general. A lot of the popular Muslim/ Christian names come from the same Old Testament source.
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    we now return you to your regular programming....
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    IAAF has issued 130 more invites

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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    IAAF has issued 130 more invites

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    Nick Willis better be in that 130!
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