The poor thing.
The Persian BBC writes that the coach, the weightlifter and the head of the weight lifting delegation are temporarily banned in Iran because the weightlifter stood next to the Israeli during the medal ceremony.
While the BBC mentions a temporarily ban, this Iranian source says that they have been banned from all sport activities for life.
“The fact that an Iranian weightlifting veteran has competed against an Israeli during the worldwide competitions and has stood beside him during the distribution of medal is unjustifiable,” Jalal Yahya-Zadeh, head of Physical Education Committee for Youth Committee "explained".
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