The Saudis said the women could compete only if they were allowed to wear appropriate Muslim clothing.
On Thursday night the International Judo Federation president Marius Vizer said Wujdan Shahrkhani could not fight with a headscarf.
He said the decision was a result of safety concerns and also “according to the principles and spirit of judo”.
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