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Saudi Arabian Olympic Judo Competitor to Wear Form of Headscarf

posted on August 2, 2012

A female judo competitor from Saudi Arabia “will be allowed to compete in the Olympics wearing a form of headscarf,” Stephen Wilson reports for The Associated Press. Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani had been told she couldn’t wear the head covering because of “safety concerns.” Yet the International Olympic Committee (IOC) helped broker a compromise between judo officials and the Saudi Olympic committee. IOC spokesman Mark Adams said, “Our aim is that we want to have women from all national Olympic committees competing in the games.”

Read at The Associated Press