INCHEON - The entire United Arab Emirates judo team has been kicked out of the Asian Games after the Olympic Council of Asia ruled that all three members were ineligible Saturday. Mihail Marchitan, Ivan Remarenco and Victor Scvortov were sent home from Incheon by officials because they failed to meet an Asiad three-year residency rule for naturalised citizens. All are reportedly of Moldovan origin. But Scvortov won a bronze medal for the UAE at this year's world championships and Marchitan has also represented the Gulf state at international level. "We received a letter from the OCA," said Nasser Al-Tamimi, secretary-general of the UAE judo federation. The three got their UAE passports two years ago. We have been told they need to finish the third year to allow them to participate."–AFP