Saudi Arabia May Send Women to London

Country in talks with Olympic officials

Mar 19, 2012
Outside Magazine

Saudi Arabia is considering whether to allow a small team of women to compete in the Olympic Games in London this summer after a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland last week. Saudi officials have since submitted a list of four athletes for IOC approval. Women in Saudi Arabia are not encouraged to participate in sports, and the nation is one of only three countries never to send a female athlete to the Olympics. In a statement, the IOC said it was "confident Saudi Arabia is working to include women athletes and officials at the Olympic Games in London."

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