Saudi women athletes to compete in Olympics
Reuters: Saudi Arabia will send 2 female athletes to the Olympics for the 1st time to represent the kingdom in London later this month, the International Olympic Committee says. The women are Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani, who will compete in judo, and runner Sarah Attar.
Human rights groups have been urging the IOC to ban Saudi Arabia from the Olympics if it did not agree to send female athletes to the Games. The decision means every country competing in this year’s Olympics will be represented by male and female athletes.