Women from Saudi Arabia welcome London Olympics with extra celebration...they will participate in the games for the first time in history
For the first time in modern history, Saudi Arabia will give women the right to vote without the approval of her male guardian (a father or husband). These changes will go into effect during the elections of 2015
Sarah Attar is first Saudi Arabian woman in Olympic track and field. US-resident college athlete finishes a distant last in 800m heat but attracts standing ovation as she crosses finish line... US-resident college athlete finishes a distant last in 800m heat but attracts standing ovation as she crosses finish line
Olympic first as Saudi Arabia names two women in London 2012 team
Saudi Arabia May Include Women on Its Olympic Team. One possible entrant is a teenage equestrian, Dalma Rushdi Malhas, who won a bronze medal at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore.
#SAUDI #SWD #GREEN2STAY Four Saudi women to take part in Rio Olympics Conservative Gulf kingdom doubles its female team which will take part with special invitations from International Olympic Committee. Middle East Online Attar will move up to the marathon at the Rio Olympics RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's pioneer sportswoman Sarah al-Attar will move up to the marathon at the Rio Olympics from the 800 metres in London as the conservative Gulf kingdom doubles its female team.
Saudi judoka Wojdan Shaherkani. Praised for being one of the first women to compete from her country, she is targeted in a hate-filled Twitter campaign at home. (Photo: Reuters)