Fathi Noreen preferred to give up facing an Israeli opponent on his side of the table.
The Olympics have yet to officially start, but the first additional sports controversy erupted, disrupting preparations for the judo tournament that will begin on Saturday. Algerian judoka Fathi Norine preferred to compromise so that he would not have to face an Israeli opponent on his side of the table. Al-Riyadi had published the news on Algerian television on Thursday evening.
“We worked hard to qualify for the Games, but the Palestinian cause is bigger than all of this
Noreen Al-Sudani, Mohamed Abdel-Rasoul, was scheduled to face the first Monday in the first round, before facing the Israeli Tohar drum in the next round. “We worked hard to qualify for the Games, but the Palestinian cause is bigger than all of thisHe said on TV.
Noreen withdraws from the worlds of 2019 for the same reasons
This is not the first time that Noreen has withdrawn from the competition for these reasons, without knowing whether this option was dictated to her by her leaders or was carefully considered. He also acted this way during the 2019 worlds in Tokyo. Many Iranian judokas did the same, their stance sparking strong protests but no sanctions were imposed by international bodies allowing such incidents to be repeated regularly.
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