Olympics News

Aug 15, 2016 10:00 am

Rio 2016 Olympic wrestler gets choked unconscious, yet manages to win gold!

Submitting was not an option for Russia’s Roman Vlaslov when he found himself in a tight situation in the 75kg Greco-Roman competition Olympic semi-finals. Vlaslov was put in a chokehold by Croatia’s Bozo Starcevic and went unconscious during their match (Watch the video here.) Once Vlaslov regained consciousness, he went on to defeat Starcevic to...

Aug 15, 2016 1:05 am

VIDEO | Ultimate display of disrespect in Olympic judo match ends with heavy boos from crowd

WATCH: Israeli Or Sasson beats Egypt’s Islam El Shehaby in #Judo #Rio2016 #Olympics pic.twitter.com/3nh6h0UA2e — Zionist Federation (@ZionistFed) August 12, 2016 Etiquette is a major part of nearly every discipline of martial arts. Recently, in Rio for the Olympics, Egyptian judo competitor Islam El Shehaby put on a true display of disrespect after losing to...

Aug 11, 2016 6:40 pm

2016 Olympic Judo medalist mugged in streets during celebration in Rio

While the Olympics are generally a time for athletes from all countries to come together to compete in sporting events, things didn’t go as planned in Rio for one Olympian. Belgian Judoka Dirk Van Tichelt was out in Rio celebrating his bronze medal win when he was sucker punched and mugged. While the thief managed...