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World champion Van ‘t End focused on Olympic Games

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A photo from more than twenty years ago shows Anton Geesink with a group of children he taught. One boy stands out because he is so small and wears glasses. That’s Noël van ‘t End. He will later follow in the footsteps of the legendary Dutchman by becoming world champion in the same hall, the famous Budokan in Tokyo, where Geesink won Olympic gold in 1964. Van ‘t End also beats an opponent from Japan, the cradle of judo, in the lion’s den in the final.

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