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Saudi Sarah Attar Hopes Olympic Appearance Will Help More Women Get Involved in Sport

After a great deal of negotiation and speculation, Saudi Arabia has agreed to send female athletes to the Olympics for the first time. A judoka and an 800m runner will represent the ultra conservative kingdom in London later this month, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday. Runner Sarah Attar and Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim …

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Human Rights Group Calls on IOC/Saudi Arabia to End Ban on Women’s Sports

As the world prepares for the 2012 Olympics in London this summer and the 5th IOC World Conference on Women in Sport gets underway in Los Angeles, the Saudi government continues to discriminate against women. The country has never sent a female athlete to the Olympics and has never been penalized by the international Olympic …

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