This is a historical record of Judo in the Olympics, the Judo World Championships, European Championships, Kano Cup, the Fukuoka Cup, and the Tournament of Paris. This is kind of a "Who's Who" listing of the results over the years, with textual backup on the big matches and dramas. The book is nicely enhanced by sidebars on important competitors, many of whom we have only heard their names but don't know much about. For instance, we are told that the president of the German Judo Federation wanted to take a day and go to Disneyland during the 1984 Olympic Games, and so asked his chief coach which German player was least likely to win a medal. He thought Frank Wieneke, a virtual unknown in the 78kg class, would probably lose his first match, so the GJF president missed the "greatest upset in Olympic Judo history," when Wieneke beat Neil Adams for the Gold Medal.