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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Masato Uchishiba will coach the men’s national judo team of Kyrgyzstan, returning to the judo world more than five years after receiving a lifetime ban in Japan following a rape conviction, sources said Monday.

The 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing 66-kg gold medalist was expelled for life from the All Japan Judo Federation in 2013 after he was convicted of raping a drunk student in 2011 when he was coaching the women’s judo team at Kyushu University of Nursing and Social Welfare.

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