Georgian judoist's Paralympic ID revoked

Organizers of the Tokyo Paralympic Games have revoked the accreditation of a Georgian judoist who was arrested for assault.

They announced the decision about Zviad Gogotchuri on Friday.

Gogotchuri was arrested after he shoved a guard at a hotel in Tokyo on August 12. The guard was seriously injured. The athlete was self-isolating at the hotel, as he may have been in close contact with a person who tested positive for the coronavirus.

Gogotchuri was reportedly drunk at the time of the incident.

Members of the organizing committee and the International Paralympic Committee discussed how he should be punished.

Meanwhile, 15 other members of the Georgian team were given strict warnings. They were staying at the hotel along with Gogotchuri. One was also suspended for three days for drinking with the arrested athlete.

Gogotchuri is the first person involved with the Tokyo Paralympics to have his accreditation revoked.