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Officials Say No Head Scarf For Saudi Olympiani
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July 27, 2012
The International Judo Federation has ruled that Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani, one of the first two Saudi women to compete in the Olympics, cannot wear a head scarf in competition because of the danger it presents to her. The other female Olympian from Saudi Arabia will be able to compete in distance-running wearing a head scarf. Saudi officials agreed to send women to the Olympics on the condition that they wear the appropriate Islamic clothing. (AP video)

Officials Say No Head Scarf For Saudi Olympian

Published 27 July 2012

The International Judo Federation has ruled that Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani, one of the first two Saudi women to compete in the Olympics, cannot wear a head scarf in competition because of the danger it presents to her. The other female Olympian from Saudi Arabia will be able to compete in distance-running wearing a head scarf. Saudi officials agreed to send women to the Olympics on the condition that they wear the appropriate Islamic clothing. (AP video)


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