Egyptian Judoka Refuses Handshake After Losing to Israeli

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  • oppostate

    Wow! Talk about shunning...

    Egyptian Judoka Refuses Handshake After Losing to Israeli

    “That is extremely rare in judo,” the American coach Jimmy Pedro said. “It is especially disrespectful considering it was a clean throw and a fair match. It was completely dishonorable and totally unsportsmanlike on the part of the Egyptian.”

    Sasson went on to win a bronze medal in the event, which was won by the French legend Teddy Riner.

    Read the entire story here.

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  • LoveUniHateExams

    Was the Egyptian just being a sore loser or was it something more, i.e. racism?

    Jew-hatred is a sad feature of the Arab world ...

  • oppostate

    It wasn't just being a sore loser. In the rest of the article there are several other examples of this ethnic hatred based unsportsmanlike behavior.

  • JWdaughter

    That's pretty rude. There is a lot of rudeness in the sports world, but it sure shows the world a lack of class and respect when one does it on the international stage of Olympic sports.

    There is a national dislike of Israel in Egypt. It's not about Jews as much as about Israel (and too many Muslims have not made that distinction, just like some non-Muslims haven't distinguished between Muslim and terrorist) They have some mutual animosity, but honestly, the Olympics are a place where all that nonsense is supposed to be set aside in the spirit of sportsmanship and cooperation.

  • Simon

    Pathetic. I would say "strip him of what he won" ... but then he's already lost, so no need.

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