The International Judo Federation issued a ban on Algerian judoka Fathi Norine, 30, and his coach, and banned him from participating in any international competitions for 10 years after refusing to face his Israeli competitor in the Tokyo Olympics in judo competition.
Judoka Fathi Norine and the details of the penalty
And last Tuesday, the Algerian News Agency revealed that Algerian Jude player Fathi Norine and his coach were informed of the 10-year ban.
The International Judo Federation took this penalty, which was issued by the Disciplinary Committee of the International Judo Federation, as it takes effect from the beginning of the date of the 23rd of July 2021.
Algerian judo wrestler Fathi Norine responds to the decision to ban him for 10 years because of his refusal to confront an Israeli wrestler.
But what about the highlights of the county’s history at the Olympics? pic.twitter.com/VMICibxOhK
– AJ + عربي (@ajplusarabi) September 8, 2021
And she indicated that the Algerian Judo Federation, the Algerian Olympic Committee and the African Judo Confederation have been informed of this decision, as the text of the decision allows the Algerian player Fathi Noureen and his coach to appeal to the International Court of Sports (CAS) for a period not exceeding 21 days.
Fathi Noreen refused to confront an Israeli player
The Algerian judoka, Fathi Noreen, had refused to confront his Israeli competitor in the judo competition, as he announced his withdrawal in the “Tokyo 2021” Olympic Games after he was drawn in front of his Israeli judoka counterpart, with the support of his coach Ammar Benkhalaf on the decision to withdraw.
The International Judo Federation decides to ban Algerian champion Fathi Noureen and his coach Ammar Benkhlef for 10 years from participating in any activities or competitions organized by the federation, all because of his refusal to confront a player from the Zionist entity.
A punishment that raises them more in the conscience of their Prime Time Zone, the Palestinian Prime Time Zone, and all the masses of the nation.
May God reward them well. pic.twitter.com/2Zra3kjPgS
— Yasser Al-Zaatreh (@YZaatreh) September 8, 2021
The Executive Committee of the International Judo Federation decided to open disciplinary measures against the Algerian judoka, Fathi Noureen, and his coach, Ammar Benkhlef, after their decision to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics.
⭕️ The International Judo Federation decides to ban the Algerian Fathi Norine and his coach Ammar Bin Khalaf for 10 years from participating in any activities or competitions organized by the federation or the federations affiliated with it, claiming that they violated the regulations of the Olympic Charter, because of his refusal to confront an Israeli wrestler.#Doha_Stadium pic.twitter.com/gurFvT6ZLW
– Doha Stadium (@staddoha) September 7, 2021
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The committee considered that the position of the Algerian Norine and his coach and the decision to withdraw from the tournament contradicts Article 50 of the Olympic Charter, which shows all forms or manifestations of political, religious and ethnic propaganda in all Olympic sites, while referring the issue to the Disciplinary Committee of the International Judo Federation.
The International Judo Federation punishes coach Ammar Benikhlef and wrestler Fathi Noureen by exclusion for 10 years after refusing to face an Israeli wrestler in the Tokyo Olympics. pic.twitter.com/ZGnOIUHEmH
— Screen Mix (@ScreenMix) September 8, 2021
The Algerian judo player Noreen received great interaction and respect through activists on social media, in addition to the public reception after returning to his country after his brave stance and refusal of normalization with the Israeli occupation and his victory and support for the Palestinian cause.
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