According to ESPN, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince has finally agreed to allow women from the Middle Eastern kingdom to compete in the 2012 London Olympics.
The country has provided the International Olympic Committee with a list of women who could
potentially compete as representatives of the kingdom this summer, and Crown Prince Nayef has granted the women of the kingdom permission to compete only on the grounds that they "meet the standards of women's decency and don't contradict Islamic laws."
The Olympic Committee expressed optimism that this could be a sign that the country may finally be preparing to allow female athletes to
compete under its flag. It's one of three countries that has never sent a woman to compete in the Games; the other two being Bruni and Qatar.
And to think it only took several decades, countless accommodations, and global pressure on the IOC!