Lebanese Athlete Was Denied Entry To The U.S. To Participate In World Athletics Championships 2022


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.