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The sport of pankration dates back to the 648 BC Olympic Games. According to Plutarch, it was created by Theseus to defeat the Minotaur.

Howey saves face for Britain

Judo

Stevens no slouch

Judo

Britons beat world champions

Judo

Judo: Rendle rescues lacklustre Britain

Britain's medal drought dragged in to the final day of this year's World Championships here yesterday, when none of the four fighters, including Nigel Donohue, the European bantamweight champion, made the last eight.

Judo British medal at last

Judo

Stevens and Howey miss out on medal

Judo

Fairbrother is favourite

Jack Leonard on the return of judo's showpiece to Japan after 37 years

A sorry way with apologies

I wonder if you can help me. I'll do my best. What's the problem?

Pumping up the art rate

Until now sport and art have kept their distance. Alister Morgan visits a halfway house

JUDO: Fairbrother takes gold

JUDO

ALMANACK : Strong lure of gentle persuasion

BIG sporting events spawn many complex rituals, and one of the most tiresome is the business of accreditation. This is the process in which competitors, officials, hangers-on, coaches and "members of the press" are issued with plastic-wrapped labels declaring name, status, level of access etc. These are then sniffed by security persons and your peers to establish clout, in much the same way that dogs examine each others' bottoms.

JUDO : Early success for Britons in Birmingham

Of the eight British fighters who fought on the first day of the European Championships yesterday, five have won places in tomorrow's semi-finals, writes Philip Nicksan from Birmingham.

Fairbrother lands on her feet

Philip Nicksan on the British woman looking for glory on the judo mat

Stevens' lock wins final place

Ray Stevens, the Olympic light-heavyweight medallist, produced two armlocks and two holds to reach the final of the British Open Judo Championships in Birmingham yesterday. However, world lightweight champion Nicola Fairbrother and European light-middleweight champion Ryan Birch both lost in the first round.
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