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Stop a Judoka who refused to face an Israeli opponent

Stop a Judoka who refused to face an Israeli opponent

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Algerian judo Fathi Noreen, which was declared low in Tokyo Olympics 2020 So you don’t have to face a rival there Israeli, she was to stop by International Judo Federation (IJF) and withdrew its accreditation, the IJF declared itself.

Noreen He had to face the Sudanese first Mohamed Abdalrassool Monday in the first round, before having to fight against the Israelis tohar drum in the next round.

But on Thursday, he announced on Algerian television that he had decided leave the tournamentAnd explain your decision before Support for the Palestinian cause.

On Saturday, the Executive Committee of IJF announced that there to stop temporarily in judoka and his coach, Amar Benikhlef.

In response to this, the Algerian Olympic Committee He withdrew the accreditation of both and indicated that they were going to return to their country.

to me International Judo Federation, resolution Noreen It is “in complete contrast to the philosophy” of the example.

the IJF It has a “strict non-discrimination policy and promotes solidarity as a fundamental principle”.

This is not the first time Noreen Withdraws from the competition for these reasons. He has already acted similarly in World Cup Tokyo 2019.

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