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Arabia
James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia’s decision to allow women to attend sporting events in three of the country’s stadiums raises as many questions as it provides answers that go to the core of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reforms and the kingdom’s sports policy. The announcement that women, long barred from stadia, would be granted access to stadiums in Riyadh, Jeddah and...
Palestine puts FIFA in a bind
James M. Dorsey | The perennial dispute between Israel and Palestine has put world soccer body FIFA in a bind. With FIFA groping on how to deal with Israeli West Bank settlement teams playing in Israeli leagues in violation of the soccer body’s rules, FIFA seems doomed if it does and doomed if it doesn’t. A draft report by a FIFA...