Wojdan Shaherkani
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Hijab victory for Saudi Olympic judoka

3 August 2012 Last updated at 04:26 BST

The debate over whether Saudi Arabia's female Judoka should be allowed to wear a hijab during competition has been resolved.

The International Olympic Committee has said Wojdan Shaherkani will now be allowed to wear a headscarf that does not compromise her safety.

It is the first time Saudi Arabia has allowed female athletes to compete at an Olympic Games.

Katya Adler reports.

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