The International Judo Federation has banned the Algerian Fathi Nurin and his coach from participating in any competitions organized by the IJF for 10 years.
The reason for this The decision was his refusal to fight Israeli Tohar Boutbul at the Tokyo Olympics.
Nurin and his coach Ammar Beniklef told the Algerian media that they were boycotting the contest with Boutbul in support of the Palestinians.
The International Olympic Committee considered the decision a “ violation of the provisions of the Olympic Charter. '' The above regulation comes into force on July 23, 2021. Nurin and his coach can appeal within 21 days.