Israeli athletes will take part in an international judo competition in the United Arab Emirates next month – and be allowed to compete under the Israeli flag.

The announcement was made earlier this month by the International Judo Federation and added how the Israeli national anthem will be played at medal ceremonies, should any of their athletes win a medal.

In July, the federation, known as the IJF, cancelled two international tournaments, the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam and the Tunis Grand Prix, “until governmental guarantee is given to ensure free and equal participation of all nations at the said events.”

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