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Edinburgh’s living legend George Kerr is one of the most decorated and respected sportspeople in the history of British sport.

Kerr was awarded his 10th Dan (Jūdan) by the IJF for international services to judo in 2010 after a fairytale career which included European Championship honours, top-class refereeing and guiding his judoka to two Olympic gold medals.

The Scot became president of the British Judo Association in 2001 and a year later was named as one of the inaugural members of the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame.

He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2011 New Year Honours and also received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, after being included in Emperor Akihito's November 2010 honours list.