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Saudis to send 2 women to London Games
Every competing country to have female athletes for first time ever

By: Stephen Wilson, Associated Press
UPDATED: Jul 12, 7:56a ET

LONDON (AP) — Saudi Arabia will send two female athletes to the London Olympics, ending the ultraconservative Muslim country's record of fielding only all-male teams at the games.

The decision, announced Thursday by the IOC, means every country competing in London will include women athletes for the first time in Olympic history.

The two female Saudi competitors are judo athlete Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani and 800-meter runner Sarah Attar.

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