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Saudi Arabia to send women to Olympics


Saudi Arabia to send women to Olympics


Every country taking part in the London Games will include female athletes for the first time in Olympic history after Saudi Arabia agreed Thursday to send two women to compete in judo and track and field.

This decision comes after months of negotiations between the Saudis and the International Olympic Committee.

Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani will feature in the judo competition while Sarah Attar will compete in the 800m.

Qatar and Brunei, two other countries that have never sent any female athletes to the Olympics, are also including women on their teams for the London Games.

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