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Israel says judo team barred from wearing national emblems in Abu Dhabi

Jerusalem - Israel on Monday denounced a decision by the organisers of a major judo tournament in Abu Dhabi preventing its team from wearing national emblems and the playing of their national anthem.

Paralympians, poor Rio kids teach each other about overcoming limits

Rio De Janeiro - French Paralympians got a taste of Rio's tough realities in a visit to a favela Friday but the impoverished children greeting the disabled athletes got an eye opener of their own.

U.S. judo star eyes more gold after personal hell

Los Angeles - Four years after emerging from the horrors of childhood abuse to win America's first Olympic judo gold, Kayla Harrison is a woman on a mission as she returns to defend her crown in Rio.

Refugee fights way into Olympics and new life

Rio De Janeiro - Ferocity may sound like a good thing in martial arts, but when Popole Misenga started training for his Olympic judo team he was, well, too ferocious -- "brutal," one coach says.

Ronda Rousey loves life as an MMA fighter over an Olympian

MMA fighter Ronda Rousey talked about the difference between MMA and the Olympics in terms of competition. Rousey said that she prefers MMA because it's "more pure" than the Olympics.

Olympic Judoka Ronda Rousey, the first female signed with the UFC

Olympic Judoka Ronda Rousey, the current Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion, is the first female to sign with the UFC.

East Meets Southwest Through World Champion Martial Artist Special

A story about World Champion martial artist Johnny Linebarger. His life and work as a teacher at KoSho Karate in Tucson.

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