London – GBR, July 31, 2012: The International Judo Federation (IJF) and the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee are pleased to announce that they’ve agreed on a solution to ensure the participation of female judo athlete Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani at the Olympic Games in London 2012.
Working with the IOC a proposal was approved by all parties. The solution agreed guarantees a good balance between safety and cultural considerations. The athlete is due to compete on 3 August in the +78kg category. —- IJF