Saudi Arabia: Female Olympics Athletes Described as Prostitutes on Twitter

Saudi Arabia will be sending two female athletes to the 2012 London Olympics, which officially begin tomorrow (July 27). The two will be the first women to ever represent the kingdom, where conservative religious clerics forbid the participation of women in competitive sports. On Twitter, their anticipated involvement in the games set off a flurry of reactions, including a hash tag which described them as the "Prostitutes of the Olympics." Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Pamela Hogle - Jul 25, 2012 - 10:20 PM PDT
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