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Saudi Arabia Olympics

A Leap Forward for Saudi Arabia

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports
Qanta Ahmed, MD

London 2012 marks the first time that female athletes from Saudi Arabia have been allowed by the Kingdom to compete in the Olympic Games.

The Truth About Female Athletes In Saudi Arabia

Zoë Ferraris | Posted 09.30.2012 | Books
Zoë Ferraris

Saudi Arabia's decision to send women to the Olympics has forced open a very public window into the complicated state of affairs for women in that Muslim country

Globalizing Title IX

Kenneth L. Shropshire | Posted 08.25.2012 | Sports
Kenneth L. Shropshire

What remains to be done 40 years after the signing of Title IX? Saudi Arabia's agreement to permit women to participate in the Olympics for the first time is an interesting reference point as this moment is celebrated.

Girls' School In Saudi Arabia Flouts Religious Ban With Basketball

Posted 05.04.2012 | Good News

Flouting a religious ban on female sports, a school in Saudi Arabia has become the first state-run girls' school in the country to openly allow their ...