"We don't get involved in the politics of the nations that we visit. We are above that. I don't want to criticize why we couldn't use a soprano that sang alone on stage. I like to see the other part - that in the orchestra women and men can sit together. It's a great step forward."
"It always runs on time, it's very fast, it's comfortable."
"The problem is that one in five workers are paid less than ten euros an hour."
Trade union representative (ver.di)
"Just enough money for a kebab"
Music teacher (Berlin)
"Each halva has five layers of ground rice, hazelnuts, sugar and a syrup made with water and lemon. You have to leave it to rest overnight."
"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
Gold for Kosovo and Kazakhstan at the Antalya Judo Grand Prix
Adam Okruashvili battled his way to gold on the final day of the Tbilisi Grand Prix
Man of the day was Uzbekistan’s Giyosjon Boboev after he came through an epic final when the world number 9 met world number 8 Tommy Macias.
The Tbilisi Grand Prix got underway with five gold medals for the taking.
It was the turn of the heavyweights on the third and final day of the Baku Grand Slam.
Rufat Ismayilov thrilled his home support on day two of the Baku Grand Slam thanks to a standout performance that saw him strike gold in the men’s -81kg…
Serbian judoka Aleksandar Kukolj celebrated his second consecutive Grand Slam victory after winning the men’s -90 kilo title on the third and final day in Tokyo – the last event of the 2016…
The opening day of the Tokyo Grand Slam was dominated by the home country but Japan got a rude awakening in the under-63 kg category.
Pedro Lasuén, euronews: “The World Judo Tour is drawing to a close and it’s time for competitors to wrap up the season in style.
The final day of the final staging of the Qingdao Judo Grand Prix before it moves to Hohhot in Inner Mongolia next year, took place on Sunday with five gold medals for the…
Four gold medals were up for grabs on day two of the Qingdao Grand Prix in China and Japanese judoka’s won two of them to finally open up their account on the east…
Qingdao Judo Grand Prix sees Russia dominate day one
European Championships silver medallist Guusje Steenhuis of the Netherlands enjoyed her fourth Grand Slam victory in the -78kg division on the third and final day of the Abu Dhabi Grand…
The second day of the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam saw the return of some of the sport’s big guns to the World Judo Tour.
Born on October 28, 1860, Jigoro Kano became the founder of judo, a sport of tradition based on a moral code.
The home contingent took their fine performance into the third and final day of the Tashkent Grand Prix in Uzbekistan.
The home Judokas enjoyed yet another impressive day at the Tashkent Grand Prix adding six medals to the seven their won on the opening day.
The IJF World Judo Tour touched down in Asia this week for the Tashkent Grand Prix.
The Zagreb Grand Prix 2016 has ended with the competition producing a new crop of champions, many of whom won medals for the first time.
Day Two of the Judo Grand Prix in Zagreb, Croatia, and with most Olympic stars taking a well-earned break or others being at the wrong stage of their preparations, it was an all-new set of judoka carr