Saudi Arabia have complained to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after judo fighter Wojdan Shaherkani was banned from wearing the hijab head scarf during competition.
Female Saudi Judo athlete Wojdan Shaherkani arrives with her father at Heathrow airport in preparation for the London Olympics on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia have complained to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after she was banned from wearing the hijab headscarf during competition.
The 18-year-old heavyweight, a member of a two-woman team who are the first female competitors sent from the conservative kingdom to an Olympics, was ordered by the International Judo Federation to fight with her head uncovered.
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