Olympic officials have relented, and will allow a Saudi woman to to be part of the Judo competition while wearing a traditional hijab. It's the latest controversy involving women, and what they wear as athletes.
In the past, women boxers were asked to wear skirts, controversy continues to surround the attire of female beach volleyball players and there have been proposals to change the way badminton players had to dress.
Judo officials had previously said they would not allow Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani compete in a headscarf, because it was against the principles of the sport and raised safety concerns, according to the Washington Post.
Liz Clarke, reporter for the Washington Post, curerntly in London covering the Olympic Games