Judo Federation bans Algerian who refused to face Israeli

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has banned an Algerian judoka and his coach from participating in any activities or competitions for ten years after he refused to face an Israeli during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Middle East Monitor reported.

The Algerian, Fethi Nourine forfeited his place in the Tokyo Olympics after being told he would have to face Israeli judoka Tohar Butbul.

Source Link: https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/551959

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