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Greece’s Rise As A Judo Power After Ilias Iliadis’ Gold Medal at Athens 2004 | Flame Catchers

Greece’s Rise As A Judo Power After Ilias Iliadis’ Gold Medal at Athens 2004 | Flame Catchers

Situated in the eastern foothills of the Vermio Mountains of Greece is a small town called Naousa. MEN GRUNT It’s the humble venue of choice for the Greek national judo team and where, for six months of the year, they train. DRAMATIC DRUMBEATS At the helm of the squad is Ilias Iliadis. In 2004, Iliadis made history by winning Greece’s…

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Kazakh Boxing and Culture Share the Importance of Horse Meat | Feed The Flame

Kazakh Boxing and Culture Share the Importance of Horse Meat | Feed The Flame

(WARNING: THIS FILM CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT) (DANIYAR YELEUSSINOV) (2013 WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION) I’ve just arrived in Kazakhstan. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Kazakhstan boxing team has tallied an impressive 17 medals in 20 years. For a landlocked nation roughly the size of Western Europe, it’s understandable that the Kazakh people have relied on the horse for centuries.…

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Training for Rio with the Cuban Boxing team

Training for Rio with the Cuban Boxing team

It is a great honour to be training in the same gym where some great boxers have trained in the past. Great Cuban boxers and Olympic champions like Toofile Stevenson and Felix Sabon, and many more. We have coaches who are Olympic and world champions. They give us a lot of advice on how they fought, they motivate us and…

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