Veils of Saudi Arabia
Search this site:             

Veils of Saudi Arabia

 2012 London Olympics

2012 London Olympics

Saudi Arabia is well known for oil, Islam, and so on. Although Saudi Arabia is a strict country on the point of Islam. Especially, there are restrictions to women. For example, Islamic women have to wear a veil.

To wear a veil, please remember the Olympics in 2012. It became news that Saudi Arabian women (Judo and track and field) joined in the Olympics. They wanted to wear them, but the International Olympic Committee(IOC) worried about this offer because they couldn't decide which (culture or sports rule) precedes. Eventually, two women wore like veils. It is a difficult problem, I think.

On the other hand, I am happy to hear that Saudi Arabian women could join in the Olympics. For Saudi Arabia, this is the first time to adopt women as Olympic athletes.

And I think through the Olympics, human beings can connect with one another. In 2016, what country will be chosen?


Comments for Veils of Saudi Arabia

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Oct 12, 2012
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Saudi Arabian women Olympic athletes
by: Gary Wolff

Very insightful story, Riko. I agree it was great that Saudi Arabian women were able to participate in the 2012 London Olympics.

I'm not sure I understood the question at the end of your story, but the 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to What Japanese University Students Think About Saudi Arabia.

Japan-Texas ebook cover thumbnail
A FREE download at Smashwords



Pattaya ebook cover
Only $1.99 at Amazon
(¥214 at アマゾン日本)




Alaska ebook cover
Only $2.99 at Amazon
(¥340 at アマゾン日本)




GW's road trip ebook cover
Only 99¢ at Amazon
(¥114 at アマゾン日本)




new Climbing Mt. Fuji book
Only $2.99 at Amazon
(¥343 at アマゾン日本)




Only $2.99 at Amazon
(¥343 at アマゾン日本)

 



Let's connect!!

Gary J. Wolff
Facebook badge

View Gary J. Wolff's profile on LinkedIn

My pics:

My videos: YouTube logo



What's New?

  1. Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach is suing Pfizer over the COVID vaccine

    Jun 20, 24 08:00 AM

    Click link to view 3-min. video clip of his press conference.

    Read more

  2. Freedom Fighters Rally in Geneva

    Jun 14, 24 09:35 AM

    Thousands of freedom fighters from around the world in ‘The Road to Geneva People’s Convoy’ protested the WHO (World Health Organization) IHR (International Health Regulation) Amendments to their Pand…

    Read more

  3. The 16-year Plan to Destroy America

    Jun 13, 24 09:44 AM

    "As we know, Barack Obama was the first 8 years of the 16-year plan to destroy America and Hillary Clinton was supposed to be the second 8 years of the 16-year plan to destroy America. Everything that…

    Read more