The International Judo Federation banned Iran’s team until it promises to stop a long-running boycott of Israel.
Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaie purposely lost a match in August in order not to face an Israeli opponent in the world competitions in Tokyo, thus , forfeiting the championship,.
He did so against his will, based on a rule in the Islamic Republic banning competition between Iranian and Israeli athletes.
The International Judo Federation has now banned Iran’s team until it promises to stop a long-running boycott of Israel.
Enough is enough! Blind hatred doesn’t belong anywhere, and certainly not in sports.
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