Welcome to the Running in Cork blog, the largest website in Cork & Munster for news on road races and athletics. Included are a current race calendar, race previews, photos, results as well as some local, national and international news items.
Saudi Arabia ban female athletes from going to Olympics...
In the last few months, there have been many articles on various websites about the fact that Saudi Arabia won't be sending any female athletes to the Olympic games in London. In a country that is deeply conservative, the Supreme Council for Religious Scholars in 2010 renewed a religious edict banning sports for women saying that it "will lead to following in the footsteps of the devil."
Eamonn Sweeney has a piece in the Irish Independent HERE