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Saudis deny no women will compete in 2012 Games

  • A Saudi official has denied media reports that no women from his country will take part in the London Olympics.

    The unnamed London embassy official added that finding able sportswomen was proving to be a problem.

    His comments come after Saudi authorities lifted a ban on women competing in the Olympics.

    According to Saudi officials, a "shooter" and "a runner called Alia" are under consideration for the London Games.