Disinfo: Georgian judoka suffered defeat in World Championship for wearing a cross

Summary

Georgian judoka suffered defeat during the course of the World Championship for wearing a cross around the neck.

Disproof

Distortion of information. Nino Odzelashvili got disqualified not for wearing a cross specifically, but because of violation the rules of the International Federation of Judo, according to which the sportsman is prohibited from wearing any kind of jewel while competing.

Myth Detector contacted Nino Odzelashvili, who explained that the incident had nothing to do with the cross as a symbol and Christianity as a religion. According to Nino, this is a rule that every athlete in the world has to comply with.

Further debunking: www.mythdetector.ge/en/myth/manipulation-ipressge-and-imedinews-if-georgian-judoist-suffered-defeat-during-course-world,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 79
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 01/09/2017
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Georgia
  • Keywords: Christianity

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