Missed weight ruled an accident
ATHENS, Greece -- International judo officials won't penalize a two-time champion from Iran who reportedly said he wouldn't fight an Israeli opponent, then showed up overweight for the bout.
Arash Miresmaeili, a favorite in the under 146-pound (66 kg) class, failed to meet the weight requirement Sunday for a bout with Israel's Ehud Vaks and was disqualified.
The International Judo Federation investigated and concluded
Thursday that he didn't miss his weight to avoid the bout. ...
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