Algerian judo fighter Fathi Noreen and his coach have been suspended for 10 years for refusing to confront the Israeli player

Algeria: The International Judo Federation has decided to ban the Algerian player Fathi Norine and his coach Ammar Benkhlef from participating in any activity or competition it organizes and its affiliated federations for 10 years, for alleged violation of the rules of the Olympic Charter. Noreen had announced his retirement from participating in the “Tokyo 2020” Summer Games after the draw saw him face an Israeli player, a position supported by his coach Ammar Benkhlef. The file to the Algerian official news agency today, Tuesday, that Norine and her coach were informed of the suspension decision taken by the International Federation Disciplinary Committee, which will enter in effective from 23 July 2021. The Algerian Judo Federation, the Algerian Olympic Committee, the African Judo Federation and the International Olympic Committee have also been informed With this decision, the text of which allows Norine Al-Jazaery and her coach to appeal to their judgments at the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within a period not exceeding 21 days. It should be noted that on 6 August the Executive Committee of the International Judo Federation decided to initiate disciplinary measures against Noureen and Ben Yakhlef, believing that their position contradicts article 50 of the Olympic Charter, which “prohibits any form or manifestation of and ethnic propaganda in all Olympic sites and areas. “, with reference to the Disciplinary Committee of the International Judo Federation. (DPA)

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