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Olympics judo: Saudi Arabia Hijab Dispute Resolved

Saudi Arabia judoka Wojdan Shaherkani will compete at the Olympics after a dispute over a hijab was resolved.
The International Judo Federation said the 16-year-old must fight without the headscarf for safety reasons, but the Saudis threatened to withdraw Shaherkani.
An International Olympic Committee spokesman said: “The judo federation will allow her to wear something which will not compromise her safety, which I think they use for competitions in Asia.”
A Saudi official said earlier this month that the country’s two female athletes at London 2012 – Shaherkani and 800m runner Sarah Attar – must obey Islamic dress codes.