We’ve had two sightings regarding the participation of women in the upcoming Summer Olympics. To bring you up to speed, Saudi Arabia had announced that it would be sending female athletes for the first time. But, this spring, there were many doubts about whether Saudi Arabian women would actually be allowed to participate.
This past Thursday, Saudi Arabia agreed to send two women to compete, making this the first time in Olympic history that every country will be represented by female athletes. In 1996, 26 teams had no women. However, that figure dropped to three in Beijing four years ago, where women represented 42% of the athletes. That percentage is expected to increase in London.