A Week Late, NBC Finally Notices Israeli Athlete Being Snubbed


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<p>After completely ignoring a blatant display of anti-Semitism during last Friday&rsquo;s judo competition at the Rio Olympics, this Friday, NBC&rsquo;s <em>Today</em> finally noticed the shameful incident in which an Egyptian athlete refused to shake the hand of his Israeli opponent.</p>

<p>During a round-up of highlights and lowlights from the games with NBC Sports commentator Mike Tirico, co-host Hoda Kotb noted: &ldquo;Sports always brings like nations together that are sometimes at odds. <strong>But in judo, when the Egyptian athlete didn&#39;t shake the hand of the Israeli after losing, that was not cool.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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