RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — While Olympic leaders and human rights
advocates are encouraged by signs that Saudi Arabia may bow to pressure
and send female athletes to the Summer Games, women athletes in the
ultraconservative kingdom are worried about a backlash at home.
pressure from the International Olympic Committee to end the tradition
of sending men-only teams to the Olympics, Saudi Arabia said on Monday
it will allow women who qualify to compete at the London Games.
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