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Kazakhstan's former world champion Maxim Rakov was the most popular winner on the final day of the judo Grand Prix in Astana, taking gold in the men's under 100 kilogram event, while Komronshoh Ustopiriyon created history by winning a first ever title for Tajikistan.
Russia's Alan Khubetsov prevailed in the final of the men's under 81 kilogram class against compatriot Khasan Khalmurzaev on the second day of action at the judo Grand Prix in Astana, which also saw wins for judoka from France, Israel and Austria.
A total of 277 competitors from 37 countries are descending on Astana for this weekend's Grand Prix, the first stop on the season-ending Asian leg of the International Judo Federation's (IJF) World Tour.
Youngsters from across the vast expanse of the Great North of Canada had the opportunity, thanks to the International Judo Federation (IJF), to try the sport for the first time and take part in a range of activities during a two-week trip.
By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon
Judo officials from the United Arab Emirates have expressed shock after their three-man squad here at the Asian Games, including World Championship medallist Victor Scvortov, were all sent home after failing to meet a three-year residency rule.
Some of the world's best judoka, including this year's Commonwealth Games champions Nekoda Smythe-Davis and Colin Oates, are preparing for the start of the Grand Prix in Zagreb, which gets underway tomorrow.
By Duncan Mackay at the Traktor Sport Arena in Chelyabinsk
Teddy Riner won a record-equalling seventh title as he took the gold medal in the over-100 kilogram, with Lukas Krpalek making history for the Czech Republic at the World Judo Championships here today.
The 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam saw a number of important milestones, but one we still all benefit from today is revolutionising car parking. Like other cities around Europe in the late 1920s, the streets of Amsterdam were filling up fast with cars, and during the Games this issue was more pressing than ever, so organisers were forced to rack their brains in search of a solution. The allotted parking area next to the Olympic Stadium had room for a maximum of 2,000 vehicles, nowhere near enough to meet the demand during Games time. In response, the City Council provided a number of other sites that took parking capacity up to 3,500 vehicles and 2,000 bicycles. However, no sooner had one problem been solved than another was created: how were drivers and cyclists supposed to find their way to the new car parks? A solution was found in the shape of small blue panels with a white capital "P" in the middle. So it was that the international traffic sign for parking was born.
We are seeking a highly stress-resistant, confident and pro-active Stadium Operations Manager to help support the operational delivery of the FIFA World Cup 2022. The role involves working as an onsite extension of the Stadium Management team (based at FIFA’s headquarters in Zürich), in order to facilitate workflow and operations from within the host country. We are looking for a strong personality with the right skills, experience and personality to quickly integrate into a fast paced, challenging and exciting environment.
Sixty years later, David Owen recounts the tale of cricket's first-ever tied Test match - an encounter between Australia and a West Indies side whose importance stretched far beyond the Antipodean summer of 1960-1961.