Saudi Rules Out Sending Female Athletes to London Olympics
On this Saudi Olympic Committee’s head decided to sending women athletes to London Olympics. Prince Nawaf bin Faisal said, however, that Saudi women taking part on their own are free to do so and the kingdom’s Olympic authority would “only help in ensuring that their participation does not violate the Islamic sharia law.”
“We are not endorsing any Saudi female participation at the moment in the Olympics or other international championships,” he told a press conference in Jeddah on Wednesday.
“There are hundreds, if not thousands, of (Saudi) women who practice sports, but in private,” he said, adding that the sports body has nothing to do with their activities.
According to the report Dalma is only Equestrian jumping female athlete at Olympics. Malhas who nominated by her country won bronze medal at Singapore Youth Olympics in 2010.
In 2011 the head of Women Sport Committee Anita DeFrantz, criticised Saudi Arabia, as well as three more countries Qatar and Brunei, which have never sent female players to the Olympics.