Results of a study of 600 children conducted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
(EHT) have shown that religion has an effect on sporting ability, with Muslim girls the least skilled.
For the study, first grade school children in Winterthur in northern Switzerland underwent regular tests to measure their strength, coordination and agility.
After four years of following their
development, the ETH's Institute for Movement Sciences and Sport cross-referenced the data with information about the origin of their parents, their native language and their religion.
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