Mon­go­lian wrestling coaches who stripped get 3-year ban

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Two Mon­go­lian wrestling coaches who stripped to protest an of­fi­ci­at­ing call at the Rio Olympics have been sus­pended for three years.

Ac­cord­ing to a let­ter sent to the Mon­go­lian fed­er­a­tion by United World Wrestling on Septem­ber 13 and for­warded to The As­so­ci­ated Press yes­ter­day, coaches Tseren­baatar Tsog­ba­yar and Byam­bar­inchen Ba­yaraa have been banned from all in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion un­til Au­gust 2019.

Mon­go­lia's na­tional fed­er­a­tion also has been fined 50,000 Swiss francs, which is about $51,000.

The protest by the Mon­go­lian coaches came just mo­ments af­ter ref­er­ees awarded a match to Uzbek­isatn's Ikhtiyor Navru­zov against Man­dakhnaran Gan­zorig. The Uzbek was awarded a late point af­ter the Mon­go­lian wrestler fled a hold and cel­e­brated too early, with less than 10 sec­onds left.

Rome Mayor Vir­ginia Raggi ges­tures dur­ing a press con­fer­ence af­ter she did not show up at a sched­uled meet­ing with a del­e­ga­tion of the Ital­ian Olympic Com­mit­tee, in Rome yes­ter­day

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