MOSCOW (AP) — The president of the International Olympic Committee says it is still talking with Saudi Arabia about sending women to the London Games.
That news comes after a recent report that the conservative Muslim country’s national Olympic committee resists the idea.
Jacques Rogge’s statement in a news conference Sunday came 10 days after a Saudi newspaper reported that national Olympic committee president Prince Nawaf does “not approve” of sending female athletes.
Rogge says “we’re still discussing (this) with our colleague” on the Saudi national Olympic committee. He describes it as “an ongoing discussion but it is a bit too soon to come to conclusions.”
Rogge was in Moscow for a meeting of the Association of national Olympic Committees.