The IOC would have looked quite foolish if, after all the negotiating, the Saudi Arabian government did not send any women to London this month.
I am soooooo curious as to how the negotiations went down over this issue. What threats were levied? Retorts offered? Etc. Etc.
But however it all happened, there will be two women on the Saudi Olympic team: a judo practitioner (judoist? what is the correct term?) and a runner (800 m).
This is old news by now, I know--that's all I have time for these days. Old news but seemingly good news.