Iranian Judoka Saeid Mollaei, who was ranked #1 in the world, has remained in Europe, afraid to return home after he admitted Teheran ordered his deliberate loss to keep him from being matched with the Israeli Judoka at the 2019 World Judo Championships in Tokyo.
By i24NEWS – AFP
The International Judo Federation (IJF) said Tuesday it had banned Iran from competition over the country’s refusal to face Israeli competitors.
The federation issued a provisional ban last month while investigating a report that Iran had ordered a judoka to lose deliberately at the world championships to avoid facing an Israeli competitor in the subsequent round. Continue Reading »