The AUB Athletics Department lists creating an enjoyable educational sport and fitness experience as a cornerstone of its philosophy but young track athletes like Ragheb Raad aren’t feeling such an atmosphere. Joining the AUB Track team over three years ago, Raad trains almost religiously but the sprinter is one of many athletes who are unsatisfied with the University’s lack of devotion to sports. The field and equipment are subject to weather conditions, while the athletes themselves are limited by administrative procedures and are at risk of injury by the presence of non-athletes on the field as they train, as well as other factors that interfere with their training.

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