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Qatari wins IOC's top award for women in sports

Updated: July 1, 2013, 2:53 PM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- A women's rights campaigner from Qatar has received the International Olympic Committee's top award honoring women in sports.

Ahlam Salem Mubarak Al Mana was awarded the annual World Trophy on Monday for her work as president of the Qatar Women's Sport Committee.

The IOC calls Al Mana "a pioneer for women's rights" and says she "has played an active role in popularizing sports among schoolgirls" in the Gulf country.

The IOC says she also played an "integral ...

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