From BBC Sport
Olympics judo: Saudi Arabia judoka could pull out after hijab row
The father of a female Saudi Arabian judo competitor says his daughter will pull out of the Olympics if she is not allowed to wear her hijab during bouts.
Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani, 16, is due to compete in the +78kg category on Friday.
A Saudi official said earlier this month that its female athletes would have to obey Islamic dress codes.
But International Judo Federation president Marius Vizer said she would have to fight without the headscarf.
The sport has banned the headscarf for safety reasons and Vizer said last week: “The athlete from Saudi Arabia will fight in the spirit of judo and according to the principles of judo without a hijab”.