Saudi Arabia judoka Wojdan Shaherkani was given the go-ahead to fight at the Olympics after a row over the wearing of a hijab was resolved.
“We can confirm the International Judo Federation and the Saudi National Olympic Committee, under the auspices of the IOC, have reached an agreement whereby the athlete can compete,” said a spokeswoman. “The judo federation will allow her to wear something on her head which will not compromise her safety and which I think they use for competitions in Asia. It is a solution that is acceptable to all parties.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2012.