Gentle Giant Diplomacy Prize


Remember the former wrestler who fought Muhammad Ali to a "standoff" in a farcical wrestling-boxing match? The enterprising Inoki won a seat in Japan's parliament representing the Sports and Peace Party, and last week flew to Iraq in a bid to negotiate the release of hostages.


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