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Exit the Dragon? Kung Fu, Once Central to Hong Kong Life, Is Waning

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.


Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:30:40 -0500

Reflections From Rio

Recalling funny, touching or odd moments during the Olympics.


Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:00:50 -0500

Egyptian Judo Athlete Refuses Handshake After Losing to Israeli

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).


Fri, 12 Aug 2016 23:38:34 -0500

American Wins Gold Again, Then Retires

Kayla Harrison, who won the United States’ first judo medal with a gold in 2012, used an armlock submission to win the second.


Fri, 12 Aug 2016 02:13:19 -0500

Brazil’s First Gold Medal of Rio Olympics Comes in Judo

Rafaela Silva won the 57-kilogram women’s division four years after being disqualified for an illegal leg grab.


Tue, 09 Aug 2016 00:00:24 -0500

Katie Ledecky Breaks Mark in Capturing U.S. Gold

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.


Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:46:43 -0500

Foreign-Born, Adopted and Seeking a Comeback in Rio

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.


Sun, 07 Aug 2016 12:51:44 -0500

With Seconds to Spare, Katinka Hosszu Sets Medley Record

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.


Sun, 07 Aug 2016 00:54:40 -0500

Inquiry Finds Widespread Disorder at New York Athletic Commission

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.


Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:32:20 -0500

New York to Require $1 Million Brain-Injury Coverage for Mixed Martial Artists

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.


Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:44:45 -0500

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