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  • Column: Time for IOC to stand firm against Saudis

    Sports Illustrated - 07/05/2012

    If Saudi Arabia insists on remaining the last holdout against allowing females to compete, their invitation to Britain is revoked.

    “You’ve got a single country that’s being intransigent,” Martha Davis, a law professor at Northeastern University who specializes in women’s rights, said Thursday.

    “Certainly in the past, after years of apartheid, the Olympic bureaucracy was able to take a stand against a racist nation. Here, we’ve got a country singularly out of step with the rest of the world. It’s really time for the IOC to take a bolder stand against that.”