BBC News – London 2012 Olympics: Saudis allow women to compete

24 06 2012

BBC News – London 2012 Olympics: Saudis allow women to compete.

BBC News - London 2012 Olympics: Saudis allow women to compete

BBC News: Showjumper Dalma Rushdi Malhas is currently the only Saudi female competitor at Olympic standard

We should acknowledge the courage of the Saudi royals for trying to gently nudge their conservative society towards more liberal values. King Faisal, who was eventually assassinated, insisted on introducing education for girls.

King Abdullah has long been pushing for women to play a more active role in Saudi society according to the BBC, and this move to allow women into the Saudi Olympic team is just one part of an ongoing strategy to allow women to take a more central role in modern Saudi Arabia.








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