Author: Justin Matthews

Iran’s female Olympic medalist seeks new life in Germany

LÜNEN, Germany (AP) — Iran’s only female Olympic medalist said Friday she wants to compete for Germany after defecting from her native country, calling herself “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran.” Kimia Alizadeh is trying to rebuild her life and career after she announced this month she had left Iran, citing sexism…

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WUSHU CLUB IN ITS ELEMENT WITH TV-INSPIRED DEMO

Natalie Lucas, a third-year in neuroscience, performing a martial arts demonstration. Credit: Aaron Lien| Lantern Reporter An Ohio State kung fu club proved that “Avatar: The Last Airbender” continues to draw crowds, finding its largest audience yet with a themed panel showcasing traditional martial arts at Ohayocon. Students from the Dragon Phoenix Wushu team performed…

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World Taekwondo move to strengthen governance, athlete welfare and anti-doping policies

  World Taekwondo held its Extraordinary Council Meeting in Moscow today, committing to further strengthening its policies in a variety of key areas, including governance, athlete welfare and anti-doping. Chaired by World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue, the World Taekwondo Council made far-reaching decisions that it hopes will benefit the sport and its 210 Member National…

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Taekwondo helping kids overcome trauma of bullying

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – The verbal jabs and emotional punches they endure at school have led a group of boys and girls to take up taekwondo at Han’s Taekwondo Academy. “Taekwondo is striving for excellence within the individual, being able to be confined within themselves to go out in the world and stand strong, be…

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