Olympic Games Atlanta - Event

Olympic Games Atlanta

  • Date: 20 Jul 1996 - 26 Jul 1996
  • Place: Atlanta, United States
  • Type: Olympic Games
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Salima Souakri

Olympian Salima Souakri new Secretary of State in Algeria

28 Jun 2020 14:55

Salima Souakri became the new Secretary of State to the Minister of Youth and Sports, responsible for elite sport, within the Algerian government. Souakri participated in the Olympic Games four times and having won the prestigious Paris Tournament and ten African Champion titles. Souakri was also the first woman from Algeria and the Arab community to take part in the Olympic tournament. Read more

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Ylenia Scapin: The Judo Day of my Life

22 Jun 2020 11:20

Italian coach Ylenia Scapin won two Olympic medals in her career. Bronze in Atlanta in 1996 U72kg and bronze in Sydney in 2000 U70kg. After the Olympic Games she competed U63kg but switched back to U70kg in 2007. Scapin is still influential as a coach and helped Alice Bellandi to the Junior World title. She was coached herself by European, World and Olympic medallist Felice Mariani. We go back in time with Ylenia and wondered about one, now familiar, question … “If you could live one day from your competitive judo life again, exactly as it happened, with no changes. Read more

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The Ambition of Ryoko Tani: at least a gold medal

27 May 2020 13:20

In every day and age, there are people who pioneer uncharted territory. They are often referred to as trailblazers. In this series, we look back on athletes who led the way for Japan and delivered unprecedented success for the nation. In the fifth part of this series, we focus on judoka Tani Ryoko (nee Tamura), who fought in five consecutive Olympic Games from Barcelona 1992, winning medals at all in the women’s 48kg. Read more

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Pawel Nastula Olympic judo legend in Poland

25 Aug 2017 15:05

Pawel Nastula’s 1.86 meters thousand detailed tall body reveals the intensity of last three decades. The 47-year old legend from Poland entered a stable and well structured Polish national judo team in the late eighties. He grew out to Olympic Champion and double World Champion in the nineties. Lesprit du Judo interview Nastula one week long. Read more

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Indian double Judo Olympian Narinder Singh commits suicide

6 Feb 2016 10:15

Two times Olympian from India Narinder Singh, 44, has committed suicide. His wife, Sunit Thakur, also a former judoka, found her husband hanging at their residence in Jalandhar's Punjab Armed Police complex on Friday night. Read more