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    Malaysia stripped of hosting 2019 event

    World Para Swimming Championships: Malaysia stripped of hosting 2019 event

    Malaysia has been stripped of hosting the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships for refusing to let Israelis compete, says the International Paralympic Committee.

    Malaysia, which is a majority Muslim country, banned the athletes because of what Kuala Lumpur sees as Israel's poor treatment of Palestinians.

    The Israeli foreign ministry condemned the decision, which it said was "shameful and totally opposes the Olympic spirit".

    The event was due to begin on 29 July.

    "When a host country excludes athletes from a particular nation, for political reasons, then we have absolutely no alternative but to look for a new championships host," said International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Andrew Parsons.

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/disability-sport/47020257

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    "When a host country excludes athletes from a particular nation, for political reasons, then we have absolutely no alternative but to look for a new championships host," said International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Andrew Parsons.
    Countries Banned from the Olympic Games


    1920 Antwerp: Five countries were banned due to their involvement in the First World War: Austria, Bulgaria, Turkey, Hungary and Germany.

    1924 Paris:
    The ban of Germany following WWI continued, though Austria, Bulgaria, Turkey, Hungary were allowed to compete.


    1948 London:
    Germany and Japan were barred for their participation in the Second World War.



    1964 Tokyo:
    South Africa was banned by the IOC from taking part due to its oppressive apartheid regime. This ban lasted until 1992. IOC also banned all athletes that took part in the 1963 Games of the New Emerging Forces (GANEFO). Indonesia and North Korea withdrew in protest of this decision.



    1968 Mexico:
    the ban on South Africa due to their apartheid regime continued. North Korea competed again in the second GANEFO in 1966), which meant they were suspended by the IOC, causing the nation to miss the 1968 Olympics as well.



    1972 Munich:
    The ban on South Africa due to their apartheid regime continued. Rhodesia (now known as Zimbabwe) was banned from participating, as other African countries threatened to pull out if Rhodesia took part.


    1976 Montreal:
    the ban on South Africa due to their apartheid regime continued.



    1980 Moscow:
    the ban on South Africa due to their apartheid regime continued.



    1984 Los Angeles:
    the ban on South Africa due to their apartheid regime continued.



    1988 Barcelona:
    the ban on South Africa due to their apartheid regime continued.



    2000 Sydney:
    Afghanistan was banned from the Olympics due to its discrimination against women under Taliban rule as well as its prohibition of sports of any kind.



    2016 Rio:
    Many Russian competitors were banned following revelations of state-sponsored doping - all athletes from athletics, rowing, weightlifting and canoeing were banned. The Kuwaiti Olympic Committee had been suspended since October 2015 due to interference from the government (they were also suspended in 2010, but the suspension was lifted before the start of the 2012 Olympic Games). Subsequently a total of nine Kuwaiti athletes competed under the Olympic flag.

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    ^ Exactly. Touchy lot, those Israelis, and have a lot of influence everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foobar View Post
    1980 Moscow: the ban on South Africa due to their apartheid regime continued.

    1984 Los Angeles: the ban on South Africa due to their apartheid regime continued.
    And not to forget:
    1980 Moscow: USA and many others (66 countries) did not come because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (do not mind the Afghanistan's invasions of others now over 18 years long - but the Olympic games go on)

    1984 Los Angeles: Reciprocal boycott by USSR and Eastern bloc countries

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