Friday, August 3, 2012

London Olympics Firsts

-- International Olympics Committee had pushed Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations to include women in their Olympics team for the first time.

-- Saudi Arabia names two first female Olympians to compete in the London Olympics, the first in history.  The sportswomen are Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani (judo) and Sarah Attar (800m).

Female Saudi Judo athlete Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani (L) arrives with her father at Heathrow airport in preparation for the 2012 London Olympic Games on July 25, 2012. Source

Sarah Attar. Source

-- And then IOC had to moderate a dispute on what the judoka would wear. It's the first time too for the international judo association to allow athletes with hijab

-- Qatar also sends female Olympian

 Bahiya Mansoor Al Hamad. Found here 


  1. How about Iranian women competeing with the Hejab???

  2. how about them, anon? do you have any suggestion who to post? :)