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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