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Tony Okada is a former member of the US Judo Olympic Team. [1] He competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics. [2] [3]

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  1. "Black Belt". Active Interest Media, Inc. 1 August 1992. Retrieved 2016-09-24 via Google Books.
  2. Penner, Mike (3 August 1992). "BARCELONA '92 OLYMPICS / DAY 9 : Judo Politics Throw Okada for a Big Loss" via LA Times.
  3. "TONY OKADA, 1992 OLYMPIAN: ACCOMPLISHMENTS". 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2016-09-24.