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Saudi Arabia Olympics

Saudi Arabia's First Female Olympian Raises Scorn Of Kingdom's Clerics

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 08.03.2012 | World

CAIRO -- There was no way Alaa al-Mizyen, a 22-year-old Saudi investment consultant, was missing this Olympic match. While her family slept in late Fr...

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.

Saudi Arabian Olympian Prepares For Fight Of Her Life

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — A teenage Saudi judo fighter is preparing for the battle of her life — and not only on the mat. Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdu...

Solution Found In Olympic Headscarf Controversy?

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 09.30.2012 | Sports

LONDON — A female judo fighter from Saudi Arabia will be allowed to compete in the Olympics wearing a form of headscarf after a compromise was r...

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

Will Saudi Arabia Finally Send Women To Olympics?

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 07.05.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- IOC President Jacques Rogge cannot guarantee "100 percent" that female athletes from Saudi Arabia will compete at the London Olympics, altho...

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 ...