Lebanese Olympic team given warning after refusing to let Israelis on bus

August 7, 2016 16:59

The Lebanese Olympic delegation was reprimanded on Sunday by the International Olympic Committee after a shocking incident on Friday in which they refused to let the Israeli delegation board their bus to the opening ceremonies.

As a result, according to the original Facebook post by Israeli sailing coach Udi Gal, event organizers tried to scatter the Israeli athletes on several different buses. He called this “unacceptable for security and representative reasons.” 

During the hearing on the matter, the IOC committee warned Salim al-Haj Nakoula the head of the Lebanese delegation, that they would not accept any further instances like this.

Al-Haj Nakoula responded that the whole incident was the result of a misunderstanding.

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