Ladies First – A Token Gesture?

September 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

The IOC were extremely proud that the pressure they allegedly brought to bear ensured that Qatar and Saudi Arabia sent female athletes to the London Games for the first time, but was it ultimately just tokenism?

Saudi Arabian Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani who took part in the Judo was beaten in less than 90 seconds in her opening bout. Noor Hussain Al-Malki a sprinter from Qatar pulled up in her heat after just four strides and her compatriot table tennis player Alia Mohamed was defeated in just 18 minutes.

Many hailed them as heroes, pioneers for women in these regions, but was this really the case? Should the IOC be looking at their pedigree post Games, to ensure that these were not just selections to placate the Games governing body?


Entry filed under: Other. Tags: , , , , , , , , , .

Cutting it Fine Crunching the Numbers – A Key to Success

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

No Apologies – Football Doco

"No Apologies" is a documentary about two of Australia's Aboriginal Matilda's players and their journey to the Women's Football World Cup.

Buy your copy online here:

NTFS Podcast

Subscribe to the Not the Footy Show podcastListen to Not the Footy Show by Podcast

No Apologies – A football documentary


Subscribe by email

Powered by FeedBurner

Flickr Photos

Please Sir Can I have my Ball Back?

"Please Sir Can I Have My Ball Back" is a book every man should read. Buy your copy online: eBay

%d bloggers like this: