Jul 31 2012
Saudi woman, who gives new meaning to ‘Super Size it,‘ will take part in the Olympic judo competition after being allowed to wear an Islamic headbag (hijab), of a specific design, officials said on Monday.
Wonder how much it cost the Saudis to purchase this decision?
GMA Network Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani is one of only two Saudi women to travel to London after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) lobbied the conservative Islamic kingdom to end its refusal to send women to the Games.
But she had 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.
“They agreed on a design and she will compete wearing this design,” Razan Baker said, adding that she did not know how this design looked. IJF spokesman Nicolas Messner confirmed that Shaherkani would compete, but declined to give further details.