The Associated Press is reporting that the Egyptian judo player who refused to shake hands with his opponent from Israel on Friday is being sent home from the Olympics.
BREAKING: Olympic officials say Egyptian judo athlete reprimanded, sent home after refusing to shake Israeli opponent's hand.
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) August 15, 2016
Islam El Shehaby of Egypt refused to shake hands with Ori Sasson of Israel on Friday after Sasson won their match.
The International Olympic Committee ruled that El Shehaby’s behavior “was contrary to the rules of fair play and against the spirit of friendship embodied in the Olympic values.”
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