• Forthcoming Olympics is supposed to have Saudi Arabia's female athlete, first ever in the history.

  • The International Olympic Committee's Women and Sports Commission has requested all member countries to send a female representative.

  • Saudi The kingdom is likely to send 18-year old equestrienne Dalma Rushdi Malhas, who won a bronze medal in the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympics, marking the first ever Saudi women in an international competition

  • Saudi Arabia is against marginalizing women, as its ruler declared in last September, when he granted women the right to vote and contest for the first time. 

  • "Women have the right to submit their candidacy for municipal council membership and have the right to take part in submitting candidates in accordance with Sharia