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Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by olatade(m): 6:32pm On Jul 24, 2021
Algerian quits Olympics rather than take on Israeli in judo match

TOKYO — An Algerian judo competitor has chosen to ditch the Tokyo Olympics rather than hit the mat with an Israeli.

It was the second time in two years that ninth-ranked Fethi Nourine withdrew from a major judo competition rather than take on sixth-ranked Israeli Tohar Butbul.

Nourine and his coach, Amar Benikhlef, told Algerian media that they were boycotting Butbul to support the Palestinians.

“My position of the Palestinian issue is firm,” Nourine said on Thursday. “I will not recognize the Israeli flag, and I will not get my hands dirty with it.”

Benikhlef said “we were not lucky with the draw.”


“We got an Israeli opponent, and that’s why we had to retire,” the coach said. “We made the right decision.”

There has been no official response from the Israelis, but the International Judo Federation quickly slapped Nourine and his coach with a temporary suspension and said both could face more sanctions after the games are over.

“These actions were taken based on the official recorded declarations of both Fethi Nourine and Amar Benikhlef, that were published in the media and that are in total opposition to the philosophy of the International Judo Federation,” the organization said in a statement. “The IJF has a strict non-discrimination policy, promoting solidarity as a key principle, reinforced by the values of judo.”

In response, the Algerian Olympic committee withdrew both men’s accreditation and made plans to send them home.

Behind the scenes in Olympic host city Tokyo
Nourine had faced a possible second round matchup on Monday with Butbul in the 73K division. His first round opponent was Sudan’s Mohamed Abdalrasool.

Two years ago, Nourine pulled out of the 2019 Judoka World Championships when he was pitted against Butbul.

The Algerian’s refusal to compete with Butbul for a second time came on the same day the director of the Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony was fired for making a Holocaust joke during a comedy show back in 1998.

During the ceremony Friday, the organizers paused to remember the nine members of the Israeli team who were murdered by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.

It’s not the first time that Israeli judo competitors have been shunned by rivals from Arab states.

Back in 2016, at the games in Brazil, an Egyptian who later quit the sport refused to shake the hand of an Israeli who had just defeated him.


And in April, the IJF hit the Iranian Judo Federation with a four-year ban for demanding that its athletes refuse to fight Israeli opponents.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/olympics/algerian-quits-olympics-rather-take-israeli-judo-match-n1274896?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by Nobody: 6:35pm On Jul 24, 2021
Are you for real, carry a multinational problem to a friendly Olympic game , you just sold off your carrier

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by Nobody: 6:44pm On Jul 24, 2021
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Algerian quits Olympics rather than take on Israeli in judo match
It was the second time Fethi Nourine refused to fight the same Israeli athlete.
Image: Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Judo - Training Sessions
Technicians work on the mat in Nippon Budokan Arena, during judo training sessions in Tokyo on Thursday.Sergio Perez / Reuters
July 24, 2021, 5:14 AM WAT
By Corky Siemaszko
TOKYO — An Algerian judo competitor has chosen to ditch the Tokyo Olympics rather than hit the mat with an Israeli.

It was the second time in two years that ninth-ranked Fethi Nourine withdrew from a major judo competition rather than take on sixth-ranked Israeli Tohar Butbul.


Nourine and his coach, Amar Benikhlef, told Algerian media that they were boycotting Butbul to support the Palestinians.

“My position of the Palestinian issue is firm,” Nourine said on Thursday. “I will not recognize the Israeli flag, and I will not get my hands dirty with it.”

Benikhlef said “we were not lucky with the draw.”

“We got an Israeli opponent, and that’s why we had to retire,” the coach said. “We made the right decision.”

Image: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Headshots
Judo competitor Fethi Nourine of Algeria.Reuters file
There has been no official response from the Israelis, but the International Judo Federation quickly slapped Nourine and his coach with a temporary suspension and said both could face more sanctions after the games are over.


“These actions were taken based on the official recorded declarations of both Fethi Nourine and Amar Benikhlef, that were published in the media and that are in total opposition to the philosophy of the International Judo Federation,” the organization said in a statement. “The IJF has a strict non-discrimination policy, promoting solidarity as a key principle, reinforced by the values of judo.”

In response, the Algerian Olympic committee withdrew both men’s accreditation and made plans to send them home.


Behind the scenes in Olympic host city Tokyo
Nourine had faced a possible second round matchup on Monday with Butbul in the 73K division. His first round opponent was Sudan’s Mohamed Abdalrasool.


Two years ago, Nourine pulled out of the 2019 Judoka World Championships when he was pitted against Butbul.

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The Algerian’s refusal to compete with Butbul for a second time came on the same day the director of the Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony was fired for making a Holocaust joke during a comedy show back in 1998.

During the ceremony Friday, the organizers paused to remember the nine members of the Israeli team who were murdered by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.

It’s not the first time that Israeli judo competitors have been shunned by rivals from Arab states.


Back in 2016, at the games in Brazil, an Egyptian who later quit the sport refused to shake the hand of an Israeli who had just defeated him.

And in April, the IJF hit the Iranian Judo Federation with a four-year ban for demanding that its athletes refuse to fight Israeli opponents.



https://www.nbcnews.com/news/olympics/algerian-quits-olympics-rather-take-israeli-judo-match-n1274896?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma

The Arab nations are the terrorists in all the world . They destroy even themselves. Funny enough if you repay them in their own coin it becomes a global problem. Just like an arm robber that steals from everyone but does not want anyone to steal from him. All the Arabs nations are all against Israel and yet, Israel still stand strong . No matter how they come together and war against Israel, they can never succeed

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by maiiilooo(m): 7:02pm On Jul 24, 2021
Na fear jor

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by touchalex25: 7:13pm On Jul 24, 2021
As much as there is no place for hate and racism in sport there is also no place for religion in sport. For most people around the world its already a big win for humanity that we able to witness this year's Olympic games after everything that happened and still happening with the Corona virus. Come on man the whole world almost fuccking ended last year, just last week an entire city in china (a country on the same continent as the Olympics host nation) was submerged by unprecedented flood.

Please keep your religious fanaticism in your house and focus on uniting the world through sport. if you can not behave like a sportsman kindly stay off all sporting event and indeed all sporting venues...Let us all just forget about our political,ethnic and religious differences for these few weeks, let's just be humans and enjoy a good Olympic games

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by oluemmakay(m): 7:26pm On Jul 24, 2021
Na wa oooo... Wetin Musa no go see for gate

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by NengiWIDEtoto: 8:13pm On Jul 24, 2021
Na fear just like igboho way dey fear dss.

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by vibre: 8:16pm On Jul 24, 2021
Foolish fanatic

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by Ppogbae: 8:21pm On Jul 24, 2021
I forsee Foolanis doing the same stupid thing if they were to make it to the Olympics.

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by paulolee(m): 6:30am On Jul 25, 2021
thats his opinion n his decision..make e dey go, another person wey normal go fight am

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by etebefia: 6:34am On Jul 25, 2021
That's a wonderful decision, an easy win for Isreal.

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by Vulcanheph(m): 7:50am On Jul 25, 2021
etebefia:
That's a wonderful decision, an easy win for Isreal.
I swear.... Easy win for the isrealite.

Religion has really destroyed some people.

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by Queenslander(f): 7:52am On Jul 25, 2021
He should be thrown out of the Olympics,. Wtf!

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by mytime24(f): 8:38am On Jul 25, 2021
Islamabad

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by DukeofNL: 8:47am On Jul 25, 2021
Vulcanheph:

I swear.... Easy win for the Israelite Israelis.

Religion has really destroyed some people.

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by bencarson007(m): 9:02am On Jul 25, 2021
Terrorist.... Nonsense

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by LeviAckerman: 9:43am On Jul 25, 2021
Vulcanheph:

I swear.... Easy win for the isrealite.

Religion has really destroyed some people.
This is not about Religion
Educate yourself

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by dan9ice(m): 2:41pm On Jul 25, 2021
This same Isreal that God fought for
No nation can destroy that country oo
God's own country
prekumohtim:


The Arab nations are the terrorists in all the world . They destroy even themselves. Funny enough if you repay them in their own coin it becomes a global problem. Just like an arm robber that steals from everyone but does not want anyone to steal from him. All the Arabs nations are all against Israel and yet, Israel still stand strong . No matter how they come together and war against Israel, they can never succeed

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by just2endowed: 3:34pm On Jul 25, 2021
Lol religion is the opium of the poor people

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by oloriooko(m): 3:43pm On Jul 25, 2021
That's bad sportsmanship and a mammoth display of unforgiveness

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by Righteousness2(m): 4:11pm On Jul 25, 2021
Israel is GOD'S First Born.
Israel is GOD'S Choice .
You Bless them you are Blessed
You Curse them , you are Cursed.
For your own Good , Love them.
The World as a whole is Blessed through them. There is Nothing u or anyone can do about it.

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by fasho01(m): 4:11pm On Jul 25, 2021
Extremist

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by Timoleon(m): 4:11pm On Jul 25, 2021
I would have thought that if he despises the Israeli so much, this would have been a chance to prove himself and whatever he stands for as superior to whoever or whatever the Israeli stands for.

I believe he has just lost a big opportunity to make a positive statement and this decision would haunt him forever even in his career as he may be fined or given even more severe sanctions.

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by 9jajoseph: 4:11pm On Jul 25, 2021
Lol. Probably fear


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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by RadioMOUTH(m): 4:12pm On Jul 25, 2021
grin





His business

Him don chop bellefull...

Because if you like bring gorilla, I go fight for money...

I'm still considering how I will raise funds to study programming in the UK ��

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by Plut01: 4:12pm On Jul 25, 2021
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Not surprised. It has been happening before he was born and I know shit like that will continue to happen in as much as Muslims fanatics are allowed to participate in the Olympic. It happened last time also and many Muslims on this site applauded the guy for not having anything to do with some people their Prophet hated so much.

I think one Iranian Nigga did such last time. There is nothing like sportsmanship to these people, just hate, hate and hate. They must always have someone to hate and in a situation where there is no one, they start hating themselves. That's when you see Sunni vs Shia wahala.

Spit on their hateful lives.



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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by patriotic007: 4:12pm On Jul 25, 2021
Terrorist everywhere you go

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by Benstino(m): 4:13pm On Jul 25, 2021
He's not normal

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by bluefilm: 4:13pm On Jul 25, 2021
What a fool.

Maybe he doesn't want to face the shame of losing to a non-believer.

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by kadraxkyle(m): 4:13pm On Jul 25, 2021
Even Buhari will be shocked at this news

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Re: Fethi Nourine: Algerian Quits Olympics Rather Than Take On Israeli In Judo Match by Opexzy: 4:13pm On Jul 25, 2021
Very unnecessary. It won't stop Isreal from dealing with terrorists, and if you join; they will roast you too.

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