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Algerian Fethi Nourine and his coach have been suspended for 10 years by the International Judo Federation (IJF) for withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics after the draw set him on course for a bout against an Israeli.

The 30-year-old was due to face Sudan’s Mohamed Abdalrasool for his first bout in the men’s 73-kg class and a victory would have paired him with Israel’s Tohar Butbul in the next round.

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