LONDON | Malaysia stripped of Paralympic event over ban on Israelis

LONDON | Malaysia stripped of Paralympic event over ban on Israelis

LONDON—Jan 27, 2019—Malaysia has been stripped of the hosting rights for the World Para Swimming Championships after refusing to let Israelis compete in the event that serves as a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

The Malaysian government said earlier this month that no Israeli delegates can enter Malaysia for sporting or other events in solidarity with the Palestinians. Malaysia does not have diplomatic relations with Israel.

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