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MENA: Veiled Athletes in Beijing

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Afghanistan, Bahrain, China, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Religion, Sport, Women & Gender, Olympics

Despite the Saudi Arabia's decision [1]to ban Saudi women from taking part in the Olympics this year, Blogger Dilshad D. Ali [2] writes about the emergence of hijab (veil) at the Beijing Olympics. Blogger Jana [3], also lists the 12 veiled Muslim athletes who competed this year in Beijing.