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IOC investigates Shehaby's refusal to shake Israeli athlete's hand

Saturday، 13 August 2016 - 12:12 PM

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Disciplinary Commission has decided to investigate the refusal of Egyptian judo fighter Eslam el Shehaby to shake hands of his Israeli opponent after a match in Rio Olympics.

The probe will find out why he refused to shake the hand of his Israeli opponent.

Israeli fighter Or Sasson defeated Shehaby in a 100kg judo match in Rio on Friday and in customary judo fashion he extended his hand for a handshake but Shehaby refused.

Earlier, the Egyptian Olympic Committee said in a statement that Shehaby's act is personal, adding that it told him before the game to abide by all rules with the Israeli athlete.

MENA


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