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Qatar hopes to increase number of female Olympic athletes in Rio

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With just over three months to go before the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Qatar officials are hoping to send their largest-ever squad, including a record number of female athletes.

“I think the number (of women) will increase,” Thani Abdulrahman Al-Kuwari, the secretary-general of the Qatar Olympic Committee, said in a statement. Four female athletes represented Qatar at London in 2012. Two women have already confirmed to represent Qatar in Rio, with additional qualification events scheduled to run through July.

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