Olympic judo champion who won two gold medals at the 1972 Olympics in the 92 kg and open weight classes.
He traveled to Japan at age 20 to learn judo from the masters.
He participated in the 1972 Olympics that were overshadowed by a tragic terrorist attack days before.
He grew up in Amsterdam with his family.
He wrestled in the WWF alongside another judo champion who fought Hulk Hogan.