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  1. Judo star carries Kosovo hopes for gold at first OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Double world judo champion Majlinda Kelmendi will carry Kosovo's flag and its dreams of winning a gold medal in its first Olympic Games in Rio. Serbia will lead the nations who will not be celebrating if the 25-year-old succeeds in putting Kosovo's name on the Olympic map.

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  2. Russia sport by sportRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    The International Olympic Committee's decision to let each sport decide how many Russians are eligible to compete in Rio has yielded some big decisions with the Games a little more than a week away. Here, Press Association Sport lists what each international sports federation has done regarding Russia's athletes, with the exception of basketball, football, hockey and rugby, for which Russia did not qualify.

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  3. Britain's Olympic athletes are ordered to download an app so...Read the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    Team GB athletes in Rio have been told to download an app on their mobile phone so they can be located in the event of a kidnapping or terrorist attack, it has been reported. The advice is part of a raft of security measures designed to keep competitors safe during this summer's Rio Games, it is understood.

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  4. Olympic champ Kayla Harrison a mentor and a fighterRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Boston Herald

    FIRED UP: Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison, above, and below with national team coach Jimmy Pedro at Pedro's Judo Center in Wakefield, is training for next week's Summer Olympics. Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison works out at Pedro's Judo Center in Wakefield ahead of the Rio Games on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

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  5. Judo star Ahsley McKenzie shares his hopes for gold in exclusive...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Star

    ... just think: 'Give me my pay cheque and I'll make something happen'." The London-born hunk is engaged to fellow Olympic judo star Automne Pavia, 27, who is also going to Rio. Ashley says: "We're getting married next year and trying to buy a house ...

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  6. 16 things appearing at the Rio Olympics for the first timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Metro

    The Rio Olympics will, of course, find it difficult to match the drama, feel-good factor and electric atmosphere of London 2012, but it is already guaranteed to provide several historic moments. From identical triplets to a same-sex married couple competing together for the first time, as well as technological advances, there's a lot to get excited about.

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  7. San Jose's Marti Malloy returns to OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | SFBay

    A 30-year-old woman from San Jose will be making her second appearance next month at the Summer Olympics, where she hopes to fight her way to a gold medal. Marti Malloy, 30, is the second American woman to ever medal in judo.

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  8. Locals in Rio: A mentor and fighterRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boston Herald

    FIRED UP: Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison, above, at Pedro's Judo Center in Wakefield, is training for next week's Summer Olympics.

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  9. Who will be the first American gold medalist in Rio?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KWWL-TV Waterloo

    The U.S. has no gold-medal favorites on the first day of the Olympics, which puts it in jeopardy of not reaching the top of the podium on Day 1 of the Games for the first time since 1996. Shooting: Women's air rifle Shooting: Men's air pistol Cycling: Men's road race Fencing: Women's epee Archery: Men's team event Judo: Women's 48kg Judo: Men's 60kg Weightlifting: Women's 48kg Swimming: Men's 400m individual medley Swimming: Men's 400m freestyle Swimming: Women's 400m individual medley Swimming: Women's 4x100m freestyle relay The U.S. has a great shot at silver or bronze medals in some of these events.

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  10. For Olympians, seeingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Washington Post

    ... neck. "Every night I visualize myself wining the Olympics," said Kayla Harrison, who will try to defend her Olympic judo title at the Rio Games. While the collection of athletes assembled in Rio de Janeiro this month are among the most fit and ...

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  11. Brazil hopes rest with JudoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Indian Express

    ... Wilson added. "Everything points to the women putting up a very good result." All 14 members of the Brazilian Olympic judo team are in Brazil's armed forces, part of a government programme in which many of the nation's top athletes were enlisted to ...

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  12. Brazil banking on judokas to boost Rio medal haulRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... Wilson added. "Everything points to the women putting up a very good result." All 14 members of the Brazilian Olympic judo team are in Brazil's armed forces, part of a government programme in which many of the nation's top athletes were enlisted to ...

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  13. Olympics will showcase Brazil's diversity _ and tensionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 27 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... hoped to get an Olympic gold medal four years ago in London. Instead she got racial abuse. Disqualified in her Olympic judo match and eliminated from the chance of winning a medal, Brazil's Silva thought she'd find refuge in sympathetic text ...

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  14. Refugee Olympians to shine in the Rio Games, casting new light on the world refugee crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 27 | Al Bawaba

    The Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games kick off on August 5, its fanfare muddled by unfinished infrastructure, polluted water, violent crime, Russian doping, and the terrifying Zika virus . But ten special athletes are bringing a new, positive meaning to the event.

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  15. Margelidon to miss Olympics with injuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 27 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    Canada's Arthur Margelidon acknowledges the crowd while leaving the field of play after winning his men's -73kg bronze medal judo match over Brazil's Alex William Pombo Silva at the Pan Am Games in Mississauga, Ont., on July 12, 2015. Margelidon will miss the Olympic judo tournament in Rio de Janeiro with a broken radial bone.The the 22-year-old from Montreal had been named to the Canadian Olympic judo team to compete in the men's under-73-kilogram division.

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  16. Olympics will showcase Brazil's diversity - and tensionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 27 | MySanAntonio.com

    ... in Mississauga, Ontario. Silva hoped to get an Olympic gold medal four years ago in London. Disqualified in her Olympic judo match and eliminated from the chance of winning a medal, Brazil's Silva thought she'd find refuge in sympathetic text ...

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  17. Vladimir Putin's Russian judoists get nod to compete at Rio OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 26 | Manawatu Evening Standard

    ... Federation president Marius Vizer said neither factor played any role in the decision to let Russia compete in Olympic judo. "All those athletes have been tested starting from September last year until the end of May, on many occasions, at many ...

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  18. Szandra Szogedi wants to win medal at Rio Olympics to pay something back to University of East LondonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 26 | Newham Recorder

    Szandra Szogedi is a former University of East London student who was raised in Hungary and competes as a judo international for Ghana. Pic: UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON Judo international for Ghana graduated from university in 2014, but believes they helped her get on the path to glory She was born and raised in Hungary, lives in the UK and competes as a judo international for Ghana.

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  19. Exclusive - Russia judo team will go Rio, international federation chief saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 26 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin practises with Musa Mogushkov of Russian national judo team during a training session in Sochi, Russia, January 8, 2016. REUTERS/Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/Kremlin MOSCOW/BELGRADE: The International Judo Federation - which lists Russian President Vladimir Putin as its honorary president - will allow the sport's Russian squad to participate in the Olympics, its head told Reuters on Tuesday.

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  20. Ten Durham Region athletes part of Canadian team headed to Rio for 2016 Summer OlympicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | DurhamRegion.com

    Ten athletes from Durham Region are among the 313 Canadians who have been officially announced to the team headed to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games Aug. 5-21. Brooklin's Emily Batty, Whitby's Kelita Zupancic, Pickering's Nikkita Holder and Uxbridge native Jessica Phoenix will be returning for a second straight Olympics after also representing Canada in London four years ago.

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