@nour_hadid Home Latest News Share on Facebook WhatsApp Donate Tweet Copy Link Lebanese athlete Noureddine Hadid won’t be able to compete in next month’s World Athletics Championships, set to happen in the U.S. because he was denied entry. His visa was rejected despite receiving an official invitation from the American and International Federation of World Athletics. The news was shared on Twitter by AFP’s sports journalist, Rayane Moussallem. She stated, “According to Hadid, he was told at the U.S. embassy in Lebanon that there was not enough proof in his documents that he won’t escape there.” He thanked the reporter for her support and added that he strongly believes he should be able to compete because he doesn’t just represent himself but represents Lebanon. Noureddine is a track and field athlete that represented Lebanon in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and holds the national record for the 100m and 200m sprint events. Noureddine Hadid, who represented Lebanon in Tokyo Olympics, was supposed to compete in the World Athletic Championships next month in Eugene, USA but his visa got rejected even with the official invitation from the U.S. & world athletics federation. How is this acceptable? (1/2) pic.twitter.com/54x35bnjxh— Rayane Moussallem (@RioMoussallem) June 20, 2022 Share on Facebook WhatsApp Donate Tweet Copy Link Support our independent media - contribute today! Become a Patron!