January 09, 2007

Bahraini athlete loses citizenship for competing in Israeli marathon

He won a marathon, but lost his citizenship. It was a bittersweet victory for Kenyan born athlete Mushir Salem Jawher who won the Tiberius Marathon last week. The Arab Emirate of Bahrain, where Jawher has been a citizen for the past three years, has decided to revoke his citizenship for breaking the law in participating in an Israeli event.