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RIO DE JANEIRO -- An Egyptian athlete who refused to shake his Israeli opponents hand after their judo bout has been reprimanded and sent home from the Rio Olympics, officials said Monday. Custom Mavericks T-shirts .The International Olympic Committee said Islam El Shehaby received a severe reprimand for his behavior following his first-round heavyweight bout loss to Or Sasson on Friday.When Sasson extended his hand, El Shehaby backed away and shook his head, injecting Middle Eastern politics into the Rio Olympics. The referee called the 34-year-old El Shehaby back to the mat and obliged to him to bow; he gave a quick nod and was loudly booed as he exited.Judo opponents typically bow or shake hands at the beginning and end of a match as a sign of respect.El Shehaby, an ultraconservative Salafi Muslim, had come under pressure from Islamist-leaning and nationalist voices in Egypt before the Rio Games to withdraw, but competed anyway.The IOC, which set up a disciplinary commission to investigate the incident, said the Egyptians conduct was contrary to the rules of fair play and against the spirit of friendship embodied in the Olympic values.The Egyptian Olympic Committee also strongly condemned El Shehabys actions and has sent him home, the IOC said.The IOC also asked the Egyptian committee to make sure that all its athletes receive proper education on the Olympic values before coming to the Olympic Games.Immediately after the bout, the Egyptian Olympic committee had called it a personal action by El Shehaby, adding that he had been alerted before the match to abide by all the rules and to have sporting spirit during his match with the Israeli player.Sasson, who lost in the semifinals but later won a bronze medal, had said he was not surprised by El Shehabys actions because his coaches had warned him he might be refused a handshake. This was his decision, he said.Similar incidents have happened before at judo competitions between Israelis and Arabs.Egypt was the first country in the Arab world to sign a peace treaty and normalize relations with Israel after decades of war. Wholesale Custom Mavericks Shirts . Rousey will put her perfect 8-0 record and hardware on the line against another undefeated fighter, 7-0 Sara McMann in the main event of UFC 170, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas Nevada on February 22nd. Cheap Mavericks Jerseys . Marincin has played in two NHL games so far this season with two penalty minutes. The 21-year-old has three goals, four assists and a plus-5 rating in 24 games with the American Hockey Leagues Oklahoma City Barons this season. . LOUIS -- St. DAVIE, Fla. -- Cornerback Chris Culliver has signed with the Miami Dolphins, who hope he can return from knee surgery and help their thin secondary.Culliver tore ACL and MCL ligaments in his right knee during practice last Thanksgiving with the Washington Redskins, and they released him in May. He had signed a $32 million, four-year deal with the Redskins in March 2015 after four years with the San Francisco 49ers.Culliver has 26 career starts and seven interceptions.Miamis in the market for a replacement for departed cornerback Brent Grimes. Custom Mavericks Jerseys. Tony Lippett, a fifth-round pick in 2015 and converted receiver, has been working with the first team. Xavien Howard, a second-round choice in 2016, has yet to practice in training camp after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.---AP NFL website: and ' ' '