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Algerian Judoka Banned 10 Years for Refusing Olympic Bout

Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine has been banned from competition for 10 years by the International Judo Federation after his withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics to avoid a potential bout against an Israeli opponent.

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Socialism: Cuba Gifts Gold Medal Boxer Cooking Oil, Hot Dogs

A local Communist Party official presented boxer Ronny Álvarez this week with cooking oil, two packs of hot dogs, and a bunch of plantains upon his return from the Junior Pan-American Games qualifiers, where he earned a gold medal, Latin American outlets noted Wednesday.

Cuban boxer Ronny Álvarez poses with foodstuffs.

Hong Kong Olympic Medalist Refuses Call from City Leader on TV

Hong Kong Olympian Sarah Lee Wai-sze, who won the bronze medal for women’s bicycle sprint on Sunday and brought Hong Kong’s medal total up to six, declined a congratulatory phone call from Hong Kong’s Beijing-controlled chief executive Carrie Lam while in the middle of a live television interview.

Hong Kong's Wai-Sze Lee competes in the Women's 500m time-trial Final at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris, on February 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)