First Israeli competes in Saudi Triathlon event

Olympic triathlete Shachar Sagiv became the first Israeli to compete in a Saudi sporting event at the end of October.  This followed UKLFI’s complaint to the World Triathlon organisation after an Israeli team was denied entry into Jordan for the Asian Cup triathlon competition earlier in October. Sagiv competed in

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World Triathlon must enforce its rules after Israel’s triathlon team blocked from international competition

UKLFI has complained to the World Triathlon organisation, following the Israel triathlon team being denied entry to Jordan for the Asian Cup competition earlier this month. The Jordanian organisers of the competition stated that they “feared that they would not be able to ensure the security of the Israelis in

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World Taekwondo to update rules following UKLFI complaint

World Taekwondo has asked its Technical Committee to look into updating its Competition Rules to guard against illegitimate withdrawals from competitions following a complaint by UKLFI . UKLFI’s complaint to World Taekwondo came after a Jordanian Taekwondo competitor, Maysir Al-Dahamsheh, refused to compete against an Israeli player during  the 2022 World Taekwondo Cadet

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Martial Arts Federation urged to punish Lebanese discrimination against Israelis

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has been urged by UK Lawyers for Israel to take action against a Lebanese athlete who withdrew from a martial arts competition to avoid competing with an Israeli rival. The terror group Hezbollah hailed the athlete, Charbel Abou Daher, as “heroic” for withdrawing

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Saudi Badminton Players and Coach Suspended for snubbing Israeli at tournament

The Saudi Badminton players who refused to play an Israeli in a recent tournament and their coach have been suspended for 6 months following UK Lawyers for Israel’s representations to the Badminton World Federation (BWF). UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) wrote to the BWF on 23 September, following the incident

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