Iran Judo: We’ll stop throwing matches with Israel

TIMES OF ISRAEL
Iranian judo agrees to end decades-long boycott of Israeli athletes
by Joshua Davidovich
May 12, 2019

In a historic move, Iranian judo officials have agreed to stop boycotting Israeli athletes on the mat, ending a practice that had drawn criticism against Tehran in the sporting world. In a letter to the International Judo Federation published Saturday, Iran’s Olympic Committee and local Judo Federation agreed to “fully respect the Olympic Charter and its non-discrimination principle.”…Iran has had a long-time policy of avoiding Israelis in athletic competitions, frequently at the expense of its own competitors. READ MORE

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