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Major Breach of Judo Etiquette

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his is already a big improvement that Arabic countries accept to (fight) Israel," spokesman Nicolas Messner said in an email. The competitors were under no obligation to shake hands, but a bow is mandatory, he added. Even though El Shehaby ultimately bowed,"his attitude will be reviewed after the games to see if any further action should be taken," Messner said, adding that the ethics commission of judo's governing body would review the incident after the Olympics.
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Sasson defeated El Shehaby with about a minute and a half left following two throws, an automatic win. El Shehaby was lying on the mat before he picked himself up and took his place on the mat in front of the official. Sasson extended his hand for a handshake, but El Shehaby shook his head and left, causing a lot of jeering from the crowd in Rio.
El Shehaby had come under pressure from nationalist and Islam-leaning voices in Egypt to withdraw from the bout.
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If you are going to go all the way to the Olympics to make an ass of yourself go right ahead. I am sure he will not be able to practice Judo anywhere for a while no matter how good he is. The first rule is having respect for your opponent and the art itself.
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Egyptian judo fighter Islam El Shehaby refused to shake hands with his opponent, Israel's Or Sasson, in a major breach of judo etiquette during the Rio Olympics.
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If you have a problem with someone or their country stay home. There was a very good chance that this matchup was going to happen and he had every chance to say I do not want to participate. On top of that you lose and then disrespect the sport on top of that. SMH
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You must keep your cool during all times. You would think having millions of people watching and hundreds of cameras around would be a good reminder to do the right thing.
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Hisham Hatab, head of the Egyptian Olympic Committee, told the daily al-Masry al-Youm,"Islam will play the match without troubles." He had added, “The delegation doesn't allow mixing politics with sports. In Judo, the players can either shake hands or bow in respect to each other. It's up to the player." Egypt's minister for youth and sports stated,"we have to accept competition with everyone regardless of anything."
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