Saudi Arabia at the Olympics facts for kids
By Saudi Arabian law, women cannot be in the Olympic Games. However, the International Olympic Committee is reportedly pressuring the Saudi Olympic Committee to send female athletes to the 2012 Summer Olympics. Others want Saudi Arabia to not be in the Olympics unless they let women in.
The Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee was formed in 1964 and recognized in 1965.
|Silver||Hadi Al Somayli||2000 Sydney||Athletics||Men's 400 m hurdles|
|Bronze||Khaled Al Eid||2000 Sydney||Equestrian||Individual jumping|
|Bronze||Ramzy Al Duhami
Abdullah Al Saud
|2012 London||Equestrian||Team jumping|
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Wojdan Shaherkani, first female competitor from Saudi Arabia to compete at any Olympics in any event, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in Judo
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