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Solo shots and the Saudi Olympic predicament

TweetAs the Hope Solo-Brandi Chastain feud sucks up American media attention in London, the matter of other female athletes touted by Western women’s sports activists has flown under the radar since their notable entrance during the Opening Ceremony Sunday night.
Late yesterday an agreement was reached for Saudi Arabian judoka Wojdan Shaherkani to compete with a [...]

Symbolism and female Saudi athletes

TweetInternational pressure on Saudi Arabia to send women athletes to the London Olympics has paid off. But some working to improve the plight of females in sports and life in that country are skeptical it has more than symbolic value. Says Saudi sports website editor Ahmed al-Marzooqi:
“We are still disappointed here. I should be happy [...]