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Saudis Allowing Women to Compete in Olympics

Women will wear 'sport hijabs' covering hair, but not face

(Newser) - Whoah. Saudi Arabia has decided to allow female athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time in history. The move ends speculation that the country might have faced banishment from the London Olympics for gender discrimination. The only female competitor currently up to Olympic standards is show jumper... More »

Olympic Ban Urged for Sexist Saudi Arabia

'Systemic discrimination' should keep nation out: Human Rights Watch

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia should be banned from participating in the London Olympics unless it includes a female athlete, says a scathing new report from Human Rights Watch. The nation is one of three that regularly participate in the games that has yet to send a women to the Olympics. Saudi Arabia'... More »

Bloomberg's Daughter Fractures Spine in Horse Fall

Georgina Bloomberg knocked out in show-jumping competition

(Newser) - The daughter of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg suffered a concussion and a fractured spine when she tumbled from her horse during a show-jumping competition on Friday. Georgina Bloomberg, 27, is continuing to undergo tests in a Manhattan hospital today. Bloomberg, considered one of the nation's top show jumpers, was... More »

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