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Published:September 16th, 2009 17:28 EST

Muslim Women Now Allowed to Wear Islamic Dress in Games

By Suren Hossein

 

FIVB president Jizhong Wei said that Muslim women are able to participate in the competitions observing Islamic dressing code.

Speaking in the news conference in Tehran on Tuesday, Jizhong said, So many Asian countries have Islamic culture and we respect them. No woman will be enforced to wear a dress which is discordant with their culture for competitions. "

Praising Iran`s facilities, he added, I am pleased with the standard of facilities in Iran, which enable the country to host international tournaments including beach volleyball. "

FIVB President Jizhong Wei and his wife, Li Lingpei, are in Iran on a four-day working visit.

He is scheduled to meet with high-ranking sports authorities and members of the Volleyball Federation from the Islamic Republic of Iran before returning to Switzerland. He is making arrangements for the start of the annual CAVB Congress on September 24 in Algeria.