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Qatar said to send 38 athletes to Olympic Games in Rio

Qatari Olympic mission to represent athletics, handball, shooting, equestrian, boxing, beach volleyball, swimming, table tennis, judo and weightlifting

Qatar said to send 38 athletes to Olympic Games in Rio
Rashid Hamad of Qatar in action during a practice session at the Olympic Shooting center on August 2, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)

Qatar's Olympic Games team for Rio will total 38 athletes representing 10 sports federations, it has been reported.

AFP said Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, President of the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC), will head Qatar's delegation to the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

The Qatari Olympic mission comprises 38 athletes representing sports including athletics, handball, shooting, equestrian, boxing, beach volleyball, swimming, table tennis, judo and weightlifting.

The Saudi Olympic Committee has approved four female Saudi athletes to compete as part of the kingdom's team at the Rio Olympics.

Sara Al-Attar, Lubna Al-Omair, Cariman Abu Al-Jadail and Wujud Fahmi will become only the second group of women Olympians to represent Saudi Arabia, where women are barred from driving and are subject to a restrictive male guardianship system.

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