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No Headscarves in Karate

Published måndag 13 augusti 2007 kl 12.55
A no-no at tournaments

Eleven female athletes from Iran have not been allowed to participate in a karate competition in Kalmar, in southeastern Sweden, because they refused to remove their traditional Islamic head scarves.



The women athletes arrived at the beginning of August in order to take part in the Konishi Cup competition, but ended up as spectators.

According to the rules of the martial art, competitors must not wear jewellery, necklaces or any type of head gear and the judge of the karate tournament said he wouldn’t make an exception in this case.

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