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    I suspect that this one is going to cause more difficulties. If it is "required" then getting a waiver is an inappropriate intrusion. If she was not required to get a waiver in the qualifying rounds, then there is an inconsistency that is likely to be a legal problem if the athlete wants to push this. Was there a request for a DQ from another party/coach?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26mi235 View Post
    Was there a request for a DQ from another party/coach?
    No. The officials informed the coach beforehand, and when he didnt have the waiver both agreed to let her run, though she would be dq'd afterwards. There was never a question of asking her to remove the hijab.
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    That leaves open the possibility that the DQ will be overturned. That seems like a non-trivial likelihood. If it is not a safety issue, would you want to be defending the state's position. This is not athletic wear, this is a requirement for many in the religion. It was the right thing to let the woman compete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26mi235 View Post
    That leaves open the possibility that the DQ will be overturned. That seems like a non-trivial likelihood. If it is not a safety issue, would you want to be defending the state's position. This is not athletic wear, this is a requirement for many in the religion. It was the right thing to let the woman compete.
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    I hope someone screams to the high heavens on the girl's behalf and on the behalf of common sense.

    Is there no allowance for thinking on your feet for officials?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post

    Is there no allowance for thinking on your feet for officials?

    That's what caused this problem in the first place. Apparently officials had been "thinking on their feet" all season, ignoring the violation, then when the tournament rolled around the coach's ignorance of the rule burned his athlete and ignited a firestorm.

    Either enforce the rules from Day 1 of the season, or don't bother having them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guru View Post
    That's what caused this problem in the first place. Apparently officials had been "thinking on their feet" all season, ignoring the violation, then when the tournament rolled around the coach's ignorance of the rule burned his athlete and ignited a firestorm.

    Either enforce the rules from Day 1 of the season, or don't bother having them.
    How about not considering this a violation in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotDutra5 View Post
    How about not considering this a violation in the first place.
    Thats fine, but the officials dont write the rules
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    Quote Originally Posted by guru View Post
    Thats fine, but the officials dont write the rules
    But officials interpret the rules. Is there a rule on what sort of underwear, sox, shoes and bras are worn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuariki View Post
    Is there a rule on what sort of underwear, sox, shoes and bras are worn?
    No
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