Iran suspended from world judo federation for 4 years over Israel boycott policy

The International Judo Federation announces Iran’s national team will be suspended for a 4-year period for refusing to let Iranian athletes face Israeli opponents.

Iran’s federation will lose its status as an IJF member until September 17, 2023, according to an IJF statement. The suspension will be retroactive to September 18, 2019, when the IJF first announced it would suspend Iran after an Iranian judoka walked off his national team in protest of the boycott policy.

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