Hungarian ex-judo Olympian detained over "right-wing bomb plot"
A Hungarian former Olympic judo competitor arrested after police found bomb-making equipment in his car has confessed to involvement with right-wing extremists, local media reports said Sunday.
They said 33-year-old Krisztian Tolgyesi - a former national judo champion who who took part in the 2000 Sydney Olympics - had been detained Thursday after police found several home-made bombs and detonators in his car - enough to kill a large number of people, dpa reported.
Police were quoted as saying Tolgyesi had stated in his confession that he built the bombs from internet instructions. He was arrested during police action to stop groups of right-wing extremists causing trouble in Budapest.
Tolgyesi was said to have worked as a car mechanic after ending his sporting career. His mother Magda was a founder member of the Lelkiismeret 88 (Conscience 88) group. The family business deals in traditional Hungarian costume.