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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Saudi Arabia Names Woman To Head Saudi Sports Federation

A princess has been named to head a Saudi multi-sports federation, in a first for women in the conservative Muslim kingdom where men dominate all sports, an official said Saturday.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP that Princess Rima bint Bandar bin Sultan has become "the first woman to lead a federation" covering sporting activities for men and women.

A daughter of a former Saudi ambassador to Washington, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Princess Rima is a graduate in museology from an American university. In August 2016, the princess scored another first for women in Saudi Arabia when she was named by the cabinet to a senior post in the kingdom's equivalent of a sports ministry.

Saudi Arabia does not allow women to practise sports in the public sphere and even the introduction of private sports centres for women has aroused criticism among religious conservatives in the Gulf state.

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Blackberry said...

They r gradually coming outta the caves.

Miss Ess said...

The new Saudi

Anonymous said...

Free the women, o jare. Even better, free the human spirit, whether male or female. In freedom there's peace, liberty and justice and Allah loves this 4 all His creation. NMTA

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