Algerian judoka banned 10 years for refusing Olympic bout

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Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine has been banned from competition for 10 years by the International Judo Federation, after his withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics to avoid a potential bout against an Israeli opponent.

Nourine’s coach, IJF Hall of Famer Amar Benikhlef, also received a 10-year ban on Monday.

Nourine withdrew from the 2020 Tokyo Games…

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