Nadia Nadim, the Denmark international who escaped the Taliban and become a true football trailblazer | The Independent

Like many of the women playing in the European Championships Nadia Nadim was introduced to football by her father, who brought home a ball when she was a little girl. The rest of her story, however, is unique, a tale of tragedy and triumph even Hollywood might balk at. Nadim will play for Denmark tonight …

‘We are treated like sporting slaves’: Ethiopian lifts lid on trade in athletes | Sport | The Guardian

Lily Abdullayeva, who says she had prize money stolen and was tricked into taking drugs after moving to Azerbaijan, reveals the dark side of athletics where African runners are bought by Arab and Middle Eastern nations and exploited Source: ‘We are treated like sporting slaves’: Ethiopian lifts lid on trade in athletes | Sport | …