The Egyptian judo fighter competing in the Olympic games who made the news over refusing to shake hands with his Israeli opponent after a losing effort, has just been ordered to return home by his own Egyptian Olympic Committee.
The committee lambasted Islam El Shehaby, calling him out as a poor sport in a statement.
The EOC says it “strongly condemned” the actions of Islam El Shehaby — who famously backpeddled from the handshake after getting his ass was handed to him by Or Sasson. The International Olympic Committee says it was the EOC’s decision to yank El Shehaby from the games … though the IOC issued a statement of its own, condemning his actions. “[His behavior] was contrary to the rules of fair play and against the spirit of friendship embodied in the Olympic values.” h/t tmz
Sasson went on to win a bronze medal for his efforts.