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Top-Ranked Judo Athletes Receive Extra $50,000

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has awarded an extra $50,000 to the 14 athletes who ended 2016 as world number ones. Seven male and seven...

Rousey’s Ruin

As Willie Nelson famously sang, “turn out the lights, the party’s over." In this case the party is Ronda Rousey’s MMA career due to...

Star Athletes and Celebrities Invest in UFC

Earlier this year, it was announced that the William Morris Endeavor-International Management Group, better known as WME-IMG, purchased the mixed martial arts company UFC....

Nine-Year-Old Syrian Gets Taekwondo Bug Thanks to THF

The Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation (THF) has highlighted the case of a nine-year-old Syrian girl who has been practicing the sport at a refugee camp. The...

An Olympic Games of Taekwondo Firsts

With the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games now behind us, I am very proud of the competitions that we at the...

Jordan, Iran Make History With Rio 2016 Taekwondo Medals

Congratulating Jordan on winning its first ever Olympic medal and Iran on winning its first ever female Olympic medal, Chungwon Choue, President of the...

Abughaush Produces Shock After Shock to Win First Olympic Gold Medal for Jordan

Britain's Jade Jones reigned supreme once again on the second day of taekwondo action at Rio 2016, while a new champion was born in...

Judo Star Harrison Retains Olympic Crown at Rio 2016 Before Confirming Retirement

American judoka Kayla Harrison confirmed her retirement after successfully defending her women’s under 78 kilograms Olympic title by overcoming France’s Audrey Tcheumeo in the gold medal match...

Asian Beach Games Will Promote Friendship and Cooperation, Claims Vietnamese Minister

Friendship and cooperation between countries will be strengthened by the Asian Beach Games in Danang, the Vietnamese Vice-Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Nguyen...

Five Sports Recommended for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Inclusion All Approved by IOC Executive Board

Baseball and softball, karate, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing have all been recommended for inclusion at Tokyo 2020 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)...

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