For three Summer Olympics, Adrian Croitoru competed as a middleweight in judo for Romania -- placing as high as fifth in both the 1992 Barcelona Games and again in Atlanta in '96. That's why his new gig as coach of the Armenians is quite a change of pace -- and still a little bit strange, too.
"Now, it's more difficult for me as a coach," Croitoru reflected as he arrived at Heathrow Airport early Wednesday with several athletes.
"I'm Romanian. I coach the Armenians," the 41-year-old said with a smile as everybody's bags were piled on one sled-like cart before they made their way off.
(ESPN Olympic Sports, July 25, 2012)
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