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Japan: Masato Uchishiba, Two Time Olympic judo champ fired for sex harassment

Japan’s retired double Olympic judo gold medallist Masato Uchishiba was fired as a university coach Tuesday for sexually harassing a female student.

Uchishiba, 33, who won the 66kg title at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, had been coaching the women’s judo team at Kyushu University of Nursing and Social Welfare in Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, since April last year.

He announced his retirement from competition in October last year and became a visiting professor at the university last January.

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