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Flicker was forced to compete under the IJF flag after the United Arab Emirates banned Israeli athletes from wearing their country's symbols on uniforms, and singled Israel out with a ban on displaying its flag or playing its anthem during events.
The UAE, like many Arab countries, does not have diplomatic ties with Israel and remains opposed to its occupation of lands Palestinians want for a future state.
A letter from the IJF to the president of the UAE Judo Federation obtained by The Associated Press said that "all delegations, including the Israeli delegation, shall be treated absolutely equally in all aspects, without any exception".
It is not the first occasion Israeli delegates have been singled out at international sporting events.
Or you can take a taxi, the taxi fare from central Beijing to Beijing West is around RMB 35 (4, ), allow at least 30 minutes for the taxi ride. Beijing West is large and busy, so arrive in plenty of time for your train, perhaps 40 minutes before your train leaves. When you reach the station, you enter the station through a ticket & ID check at any one of the various entrances, see the photo above.
Immediately afterwards there's a luggage X-ray check into the departures hall. Indicator boards on the departure concourse show which train is allocated to which waiting room - here you can see G71 is allocated to waiting room 8.
Chinese trains are a safe, comfortable & cheap way to travel around China, and a Chinese train journey is an experience in itself, in contrast with less reliable and environmentally-unfriendly internal flights.
The office is to the right of the main building, accessed directly from the forecourt. You can collect from any ticket window, although there's an English speaking window if you like... Beijing station is in central Beijing, 3 km from Tiananmen Square.
But as he took to the podium to accept his medal, the tournament organisers played the official music of the International Judo Federation (IJF) and raised the IJF's flag.
He could be seen on the podium apparently mouthing the words to the Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem.
An Israeli judoka who won gold at a competition quietly sang his national anthem to himself during the medal ceremony after organisers refused to play the music or raise his country's flag.
Tal Flicker, ranked world number one in the men's under-66 kilogram competition, won gold on Thursday (local time) at the Judo Grand-Slam in Abu Dhabi.
It's also busy throughout the summer, and the beginning or end of university terms.