Moroccan first Arab women to become head of Olympic Candidate Evaluation Commission
Nawal El Moutawakil, 44 years old, is a Moroccan hero and legend thanks to her performance in the 400 meter hurdles in the Olympic games in Los Angeles in 1984. Now, Nawal has become the President of the Candidate Evaluation Commission and as of next year will judge which candidates are entitled to participate in the 2012 Olympic Games.
She is the first Arab, African or Muslim woman to be selected for this post, as reports Driss Bougrine, from the French language Web afrique-sport.com website. Bougrine explains that Nawal and Saïd Aouita represent the golden age of Moroccan athletics. (albawaba.com)