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Egyptian Judo Fighter Sent Home From Rio For Dissing Israeli Opponent

8/15/2016 1:57 PM PDT

Egyptian Judo Fighter Sent Home From Rio For Dissing Israeli Opponent

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No handshake? No more Rio. 

The Egyptian judo fighter who refused to shake hands with his Israeli opponent has just been sent home from the Olympics -- with his own Egyptian Olympic Committee blasting the guy as a poor sport.

In fact, 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."

As for Sasson, he went on to win the bronze medal.

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