Thursday, 29 January 2015

News: SAY WHAT NOW? Saudi Arabia wants men-only Olympics

Saudi Arabia has proposed hosting a mens-only Olympics in a joint bid with neighbouring Bahrain, where the women’s events could be held.
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The plan for a gender-segregated Games was floated by Prince Fahad bin Jalawi al-Saud, a consultant to the Saudi Olympic Committee.
He said that recent changes to International Olympic Committee (IOC) rules opened the door to joint bids, allowing the kingdom to sidestep domestic opposition.

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