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Qatar hopes to increase number of female Olympic athletes in Rio


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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