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French runner Morhad Amdouni should be disqualified and banned for purposely knocking over a row of water bottles and keeping the last one for himself. The action is causing controversy from Sunday’s Olympic marathon in Sapporo.

“I’ll probably let the audience be the judge as to whether that’s been done deliberately,” Dave Culbert said on Australia’s Seven News broadcast.

The 33-year-old Amdouni was in a tight line of the front pack when he knocked over the entire row of bottles during the latter stages of the marathon, where temperatures climbed to 30 degrees Celsius.

Amdouni finished 17th in the event. Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge defended his title with a dominant performance, finishing the race in 2:08:38.

The 33-year-old owns a best of 2:09:14.


  1. He is not a sportman, I would even go further I would remove his name from the competition and from Omimpic games participant list ! Banned him , even remove him his french nationality he is a disgrace to The French Republic . He does not represent la France , neither a real Athlete !

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