The 2012 Olympics: It's all about the ladies! For the first time, every country is sending a female athlete to compete. Repin if you're as excited to watch your favorite fit females take on the Olympics as we are!
Runner's historic run to London Games comes to abrupt, heartbreaking end. But we still admire Noor Hussain Al-Malki, the first female athlete to compete in an Olympic Games from Qatar.
Bahiya Al-Hamad, 19, is aiming for history. The air-rifle shooter will be part of a trio of Qatari female athletes heading to London this year — a first for the tiny Gulf nation. Qatar, like Brunei and Saudi Arabia, has never been represented by women at the Olympics before.
Chosen as Brunei's flag bearer at the London Olympics opening ceremony, whilst making history by becoming the first Bruneian female to participate in the 2012 games, nineteen-year-old Maziah Mahusin was chosen to compete in the 400 meter hurdles. Brunei, along with Qatar and Saudi Arabia, have sent women to compete in the Olympics for the first time ever. The event also marks the first time that all participating nations will feature women athletes.
One of the many records broken during the 2012 Olympic Summer Games was the number of female athletes participating from the conservative Islamic nations of Qatar, Brunei and Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia only allowed the women to compete after the International Olympic Committee, or IOC, threatened to bar the whole team unless women were included. The controversy over the Saudi athletes is just one of the many ways in which women athletes and gender issues have come into focus during this year’s O