Regard sur nous et ouverture sur le monde
Indépendant et neutre par rapport à toute orientation politique ou religieuse,® vise à promouvoir les grands principes démocratiques sur lesquels repose la tolérance.

Saudi athlete cheers 'empowering' Olympic experience

(Version anglaise seulement)
A 19-year-old has become the first female track and field athlete to represent Saudi Arabia at an Olympic Games. Sarah Attar competed in the heats for the 800 metres. Crowds cheered her efforts, despite crossing the line in last place. SOUNDBITE: SAUDI ARABIA 800 METRES RUNNER, SARAH ATTAR, SAYING (English): "Yeah you know we came into this knowing we weren't going to win. It was just they kind of pulled me along at the end, you know. Just to have that support, it really, you know, it really didn't matter that I didn't win or not but just being there and having all that support was the true accomplishment." A female Saudi judoka also competed in the Games. They were invited by Olympic officials who pressed Saudi Arabia to end a ban on women taking part. SOUNDBITE: SAUDI ARABIA 800 METRES RUNNER, SARAH ATTAR, SAYING (English): "Well I think it really shows that there's progress on its way and that we were allowed to compete it shows that more steps are going to come and that this is just an amazing thing and for women in Saudi Arabia I think it can be inspiring, you know, to not give up on your dreams because it can and will come true." Some conservative Saudis have criticised the female participation. But Attar hopes it will be the first appearance of many for Saudi women.

© DailyMotion -

Réagissez à cet article !
Pour écrire votre réaction, nous vous encourageons à devenir membre de® ou de vous identifier si vous êtes déjà membre. Vous pouvez poster une réaction sans devenir membre, mais vous devrez compléter vos informations personnelles pour chaque réaction.

Devenir membre (gratuit)   |   S'identifier

L'envoi de votre réaction est soumis aux règlements et conditions de®. Vous devez lire Les règlements et conditions de® et les accepter en cochant la case ci-dessous avant de pouvoir soumettre votre message.
Votre nom :
Courriel :
Titre :
Message :
  J'ai lu et accepté les règlements et conditions de®.
Suivez-nous sur ...
Facebook Twitter