Shock as Algerian judoka quits Olympics to avoid Israeli opponent

Judoka

Police officers stand outside the Olympic Stadium ahead of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021.

Photo credit: Behrouz Mehri | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Nourine was set to face Sudanese judoka Mohamed Abdalrasool on Monday for his first bout, and would have taken on Israeli Tohar Butbul in the next round.

Tokyo, Japan

Welcome!

You're all set to enjoy unlimited Prime content.