Dana Hussein is a sprinter on Iraq’s national track and field team, coached by Yousif Abdul-Rahman.
Due to the International Olympic Committee ban on Iraq competing at the 2008 Summer Olympics, there were concerns that she might be unable to participate, despite qualifying for the 100- and 200-meter sprint events.
The ban was, however, subsequently lifted. She was the only athlete on Iraq’s 2008 Olympic team to train within the war-torn country. In Beijing she competed at the 100 metres sprint. In her first round heat she placed sixth in a time of 12.36 which was not enough to advance to the second round.