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  Av 12, 5772 , 31/07/12

Saudi Woman Allowed to Wear Hijab During Olympics

A female Saudi fighter will take part in the Olympic judo competition after being allowed to wear a hijab of a specific design, officials told Reuters on Monday.

The athlete, Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani, said she would only compete if she was allowed to wear the hijab, and judo officials refused, saying it would be dangerous.

A Saudi National Olympic Committee spokeswoman said the committee, the IOC and the International Judo Federation (IJF) had now agreed on an acceptable form for the headscarf.

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