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Saudi woman may wear headscarf in Olympic competition, judges rule

Catholic World News - August 01, 2012

Officials at the London Olympics have ruled that a young Saudi woman may wear the Islamic headscarf, the hijab, while competing in judo.

Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani will wear a specially designed headscarf with the approval of the International Olympic Committee. The headscarf is ordinarily banned in judo, because of fears that it could cause injuries. The hijab designed for the Saudi competitor passed muster with both Olympic officials and Islamic standards.

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