World Martial Arts News
The kung fu culture that Bruce Lee helped popularize — and that gave the city a gritty, exotic image in the eyes of foreigners — is in decline.
Recalling funny, touching or odd moments during the Olympics.
Or Sasson, the Israeli, defeated Islam El Shehaby, the Egyptian, in a first-round match in the heaviest weight class, over 100 kilograms (about 220 pounds).
Kayla Harrison, who won the United States’ first judo medal with a gold in 2012, used an armlock submission to win the second.
Rafaela Silva won the 57-kilogram women’s division four years after being disqualified for an illegal leg grab.
Katie Ledecky gave the United States its first swimming gold medal of the Rio Olympics with a world record in the women’s 400-meter freestyle.
Nick Delpopolo, who was adopted from an orphanage in Montenegro, is competing in the Rio Olympics with the United States judo team four years after testing positive for marijuana.
Hosszu, known as the Iron Lady for her grueling schedule, led all the way and touched in 4 minutes 26.36 seconds, eclipsing the record of 4:28.43 held by Ye Shiwen of China.
An investigation into the state agency that regulates boxing — and, soon, mixed martial arts — found that it was short on proper practices and procedures but long on conflicts of interest.
A plan to end the state’s opposition to mixed martial arts will require licensed M.M.A. fighters and professional boxers to obtain the highest minimum insurance coverage in the country.