Much of Kosovo’s best sporting talent has left the country to make their fortunes abroad. However, judo is bucking the trend and bringing home gold medals.
Some athletes who formerly competed for their homeland Iran are asking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to investigate their claims of abuse.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says it is referring the case back to the International Judo Federation which imposed the ban in October 2019. The ruling leaves Iranian judokas free to take part in the rearranged Tokyo Olympics this year.
Petulant snubs to Israel in sporting competitions make Arabs and Muslims look insecure and unsportsmanlike - and do nothing to advance the Palestinian cause.
Critics warn that warmer Gulf-Israel ties will hurt the Palestinians, who are under pressure to accept the Trump administration’s long-awaited plan for the Middle East.
In Turkey's border town of Kilis, a judo tournament bring some joy into the life of refugee children who are coping with severe hardships.
They've been displaced from their home country and scarred by a violent war. But these Syrian children are learning a martial art that can help them cope with the hardships of life.
Turkey's Paralympian team delivered their best performance yet by winning three gold, one silver and five bronze medals at the Rio Paralympic Games.
International Olympic Committee announced on Monday that it had sent Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby home after he refused to shake the hand of his Israeli opponent following the end of their bout.
Russian President Vladimir Putin blames a political plot for the decision to ban Russian athletes from the Rio Olympic Games.
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