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Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar

Saudi woman makes history at Olympics

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar makes history in the 800m heats by becoming the first woman from her country to compete in athletics at the Olympic Games.

8 Aug 12

Wojdan Shahrkhani Saudi woman makes Olympic history

Women's +78kg

3 Aug 12

Judoka Wojdan Shaherkani makes history as the first Saudi Arabian female to compete at the Olympics.

Saudi Arabia judoka Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani Saudi Arabian hijab row resolved

Women's +78kg

31 Jul 12

Saudi Arabia judoka Wojdan Shaherkani will compete at the Olympics after a row over the wearing of a hijab is resolved.

Saudi Arabia judoka Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani No hijab for Saudi Arabia judoka

Women's +78kg

27 Jul 12

The International Judo Federation says one of Saudi Arabia's two female Olympians will compete without a hijab.

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Saudi Arabia at the Olympics

79 London 2012 ranking

1972 First Olympic appearance

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