World Taekwondo Strips Putin of His Black Belt Over Ukraine Invasion

World Taekwondo stripped Russian President Vladimir Putin of his black belt over his country’s invasion of Ukraine. The international governing body of the sport on Feb. 28 condemned the Russian invasion as “brutal attacks” that go against its motto of …

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International Judo Federation Suspends Putin’s Status as Honorary President

The International Judo Federation (IJF) suspended Russian President Vladimir Putin’s status as Honorary President and Ambassador amid the Russian invasion on Ukraine. Putin, 69, holds a black belt in judo and has co-authored a book titled, “Judo: History, Theory, Practice.” …

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Anastasija Zolotic Wins First-Ever U.S. Olympic Gold in Women’s Taekwondo

Florida teenager Anastasija Zolotic has made history after winning the first-ever United States gold in women’s taekwondo at the Tokyo Olympics on July 25. Zolotic from Largo beat Russian athlete Tatiana Minina, ranked fourth in the world, with a score …

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Burmese MMA Fighter Injured by Bomb at Anti-Coup Rally, Arrested by Military Junta

Burmese MMA fighter Phoe Thaw has been seriously injured in a bomb blast at an anti-coup rally and arrested. Thaw, who competes in the ONE Championship featherweight division was arrested at a hospital where he was being treated for leg …

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