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Saeid Mollaei: Iran's indefinite judo suspension lifted

Iran's indefinite suspension by the International Judo Federation - for ordering defending champion Saeid Mollaei to pull out of the 2019 World Championships - has been lifted. Mollaei ignored calls to withdraw from a match to avoid the prospect of facing Israel's Sagi Muki later in the event. Iranian athletes...
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