Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad brings faith and fearlessness to this summer’s Olympic Games
Daniel Shea for TIME
March 3, 2016 6:14 AM EST

On Aug. 5, the greatest athletes in the world will stream into Maracanã Stadium for the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Give or take a few samba dancers, the scene in Rio de Janeiro will look much like all the other Olympic pageants before it, save one crucial detail…Read the full story here.

This appears in the March 14, 2016 issue of TIME.

Write to Sean Gregory at sean.gregory@time.com.

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