Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Egyptian Olympian who refused to shake hands with an Israeli opponent is sent home

Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby has been sent back to ‪Egypt‬ for refusing to shake hands with his Israeli opponent at the end of a match at the ‪‎Rio 2016‬ Olympics. The Egyptian Olympic Committee denounced his actions, saying they went against the Olympic Games' "spirit of friendship."

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