Decade ban for judoka's Olympic refusal

Updated September 13 2021 - 10:10pm, first published 8:35pm
Fethi Nourine banned for 10 years for refusing to risk fighting Tohar Butbul (in blue)

Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine has been banned from competition for 10 years by the International Judo Federation (IJF) after his withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics to avoid a potential bout against an Israeli opponent.