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Kelmendi needs only a minute to show why she is favourite to mark Kosovo Olympic debut with Rio 2016 gold

by Duncan MacKay

Less than six months before her country is due to make its debut in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Kosovo’s Majlinda Kelmendi must be daring herself to dream that she can mark the historic occasion with a gold medal. 1,165 more words


Just a very short post about GB's performance in Paris 2016

I thought I would just write a quick posted as I haven’t posted for a very long time. Team GB sent 12 players to Paris this weekend to fight in the Grand slam. 315 more words


Judocas brasileiros embarcam para Paris na luta por medalhas em torneio tradicional

A busca por medalhas no Grand Slam de Paris começou. Nesta quarta-feira (03), os judocas brasileiros embarcaram para a França.  O desafio será a disputa de uma das competições mais fortes do Circuito Mundial, que acontecerá nos dias 6 e 7 de fevereiro. 374 more words


The sequel to Kurosawa's saga of judo in early Meiji times

In 1945, as Japan was being carpetbombed with incendiary bombs and then nuclear-bombed, screenwriter-turned movie director Kurosawa Akira directed “Zoku Sugata Sanshiro,” a sequel to his 1942 judo hit “ 420 more words


Kurosawa's first film

Considering Kurosawa Akira (I’ll be using the family name, personal name Japanese order for names in my blog) the master of master filmmakers, I’d long been curious about his first one, the 1942 judo movie “Sugata Sanshiro,” and more so since seeing Johnnie To’s homage to it in “Throwdown” (2004). 581 more words