By the CNN Wire Staff
London (CNN) – One of the two women on Saudi Arabia's Olympic team may be pulled from the competition because of the kingdom's insistence that she wear a headscarf in her judo matches.
Saudi and international Olympic officials met late into the night with International Judo Federation representatives to resolve the case of Wojdan Shaherkani, the Saudi Olympic committee said Monday.
The meeting failed to break the deadlock that threatens to keep the kingdom's only female judo competitor from participating Friday, Saudi National Olympic Committee representative Razen Baker said.
So...International Judo must now start changing their rules of suiting for the sport?
Don't think so!
"Each participant SHALL wear THIS, nothing more, nothing less"
Sorry, babe! Them's the rules!
You wanna compete, push your religion aside and have at it!
I love how half of the planet thinks that god takes time out of his busy schedule – I don't know, regulating the core temperature of stars or some such – to worry about what kind of hat they wear.
Prayer changes things
Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.
An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.
The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!-
About as much as wishing on a star :D
i think it is her right to wear it and thy should think about a head scarf that wont be a barrier for her while competing.
to go this far for a saudi girl or a woman is not easy at all
so stop making fun of our religion and believes
i wish her all the luck
Have you ever seen Judo? That silly hat could break her neck in a fall. Seriously, dude, god doesn't care what kind of hat you wear.
that fatty is no athlete
A little heft is good in judo. That "fatty" could whip your sorry but :D
Simple. Let her wear it, and allow it to be used against her as a weapon, just like any other of her body parts or clothing. Wrap that thing around her neck and prove that it would have been better to leave it back in her archaic, prehistoric country.
I can't even imagine how rank that cooch must smell underneath that table cloth that hideous beast has wrapped around itself.
Help us save the jobs of 5 people
Female swimmers wear bathing caps so said topic gal should simply don a bathing cap so no Muslim male can be tempted by her hair. Or they could simply bar Muslim men from the judo events. Next topic !!!
Judo is a sport where athletes are elegantly full.
Not trying to be mean but this seems like a baiting tactic.......she seems MUCH too heavy to be a serious olymic level athlete. almost like she was never intended to compete from the start........
Given the nature of Judo and the fact that women typical have lesser upper body strength, the bigger size would be beneficial if she has skill with the art.
Boy, you're ignorant of athletics. Ever see a wrester? A powerlifter? They don't look like Twiggy, Braniac!
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