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× Judo champion who defied Iran’s rules now in hiding

DUESSELDORF, Germany --- Saeid Mollaei has been in hiding since he left the Iranian judo team last month, saying he had been ordered to withdraw from the world championships on political grounds.
Now he's training for next year's Olympics without a guarantee he can compete.
Mollaei was the defending world champion, and Israel's Sagi Muki his biggest rival for the gold medal. There was one problem…