Oman withdraws from hosting youth sailing Worlds due to Israeli participation

Oman has withdrawn from hosting the 2016 Youth Sailing World Championships which were due to take place in December after refusing to submit written confirmation that it is able to guarantee full and equal participation by all, in accordance with World Sailing’s Regulations.

Israel’s Yoav Omer and Noy Drihan did not have an opportunity to defend their titles at the youth windsurfing World Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia, late last year, with World Sailing blaming Malaysian authorities of forcing Israel’s windsurfers to withdraw from the event. The governing body added that sanctions would be imposed in the future event of a breach of the "no discrimination" regulations at a regatta.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Sports/Oman-withdraws-from-hosting-youth-sailing-Worlds-due-to-Israeli-participation-446465

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