Saudi Arabia: An Olympic Advance for Women

The announcement by Saudi Arabia that it will allow women athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time is an important step forward, but fails to address the fundamental barriers to women playing sports in the kingdom.

Update 6/25/12: The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) issued a press release indicating that Saudi equestrian Dalma Rushdi Malhas would not be competing in the 2012 London Olympics.

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