If the International Olympic Committee (IOC) took a stand against apartheid in 1964, then they should bloody well take a stand against this medieval fanaticism now in 2012.
What I want to know is are Saudi men SO animalistic and controlled by their libidos that they cannot even think, never mind watch, a woman play a game of volley ball? For that matter, is their Allah SO rudimentary and incompetent that Man was created with no internal control over his sexual urges whatsoever?
Also, should women athletes outside of Saudi Arabia, who have the apparently “indecent” right to roam free, be on high alert against what must be inferred are potential rapists? How do Saudi men manage their allegedly felonious libidos when they leave their country? Perhaps this is another compelling reason to ban Saudi Arabia from the Olympics – non-Saudi female competitors may be in jeopardy, otherwise.
If the IOC is not moved to action by human rights violations against Saudi women, maybe they will consider the safety of all the other athletes who come from countries NOT guilty of blatant injustice and crimes against humanity.
The bottom line is that the IOC itself states: “The Games have always brought people together in peace to respect universal moral principles”.
Here is to hoping the International Olympic Committee shows integrity and stands by its own principles.
Unprincipled principles are the worst kind of hypocrisy.