18 year-old Saudi girl to compete in 2012 Olympics

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Saudi Arabia is to allow its women athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time.

Officials say the country’s Olympic Committee will “oversee participation of women athletes who can qualify”.

The decision will end recent speculation as to whether the entire Saudi team could have been disqualified on grounds of gender discrimination.

Full story: London 2012 Olympics: Saudis allow women to compete