Regarding Discrimination in Abu Dhabi Grand Slam

Oct. 30, 2017, 2:42 p.m. (ET)

USA Judo Statement Regarding Discrimination Against the Israeli Judo Team at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam

USA Judo is extremely disappointed by the discrimination against the Israeli Judo Team Members throughout the weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam and has voiced its concerns to the International Judo Federation with a formal complaint regarding the violation of the fundamental principles of Olympism, IJF Statutes and the core values of judo.  USA Judo supports the Israeli Judo Association, its leadership and its athletes in their efforts to be afforded the same opportunities and benefits as every other judo nation in the world.