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JUDO: Five defenders win again at USA Judo National Championships in Las Vegas

As no national teams were selected from the results of the 2019 USA Judo National Championships in Las Vegas, many of the top U.S....

JUDO Preview: Three trying for sixth U.S. titles in last eight years at Senior...

The Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will be the scene for the USA Judo National Championships from Novice divisions all the way to...

JUDO: Three world champions triumph in Hohhot Grand Prix

Many of the top judoka skipped the Hohhot Grand Prix in China, but some were there, including three reigning World Champions who won their...

JUDO Preview: Five recent world champions headline Hohhot Grand Prix in China

The third Hohhot Grand Prix will feature 301 judoka from 43 nations in competition at the 6,000-seat Inner Mongolia Stadium at 28 Genghis Khan...

HEARD AFTER HALFTIME: South Africa confirms it will appeal Court of Arbitration holding...

News, views and noise from the non-stop, worldwide circus of Olympic sport: ● Athletics ● Despite its agreement in June with the IAAF that it would abide by the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in its filing against the federation’s Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification, Athletics South Africa confirmed that it would […]
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THE BIG PICTURE: Iran’s judo federation pledges not to discriminate against Israel …...

All credit to the International Judo Federation, which has consistently championed the right of all countries – notably Israel and Kosovo – to compete in its international competitions, especially those held in nations which either do not recognize their existence, or which do not have diplomatic relations. This has especially been an issue with Iran, […]
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LANE ONE: Olympic budget pressures mean nothing to those who aren’t paying for...

Spending someone else’s money is pretty easy. The Olympic Movement has been great at it for decades. The International Olympic Committee, especially under the administration of President Thomas Bach (GER), has found that host cities have gotten tired of the continuous bleating from it, from the International Federations and the National Olympic Committees, and has […]
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JUDO: Azerbaijan scores seven medals to lead Japan in Baku Grand Slam

A large field of 431 judoka from 57 countries entered the Baku Grand Slam, and the home team came through with the most medals. Azerbaijani...

JUDO Preview: Six no. 1-ranked judoka headline Grand Slam in Baku

A massive field of 449 judoka from 57 countries is gathering in Baku (AZE) for the last of the IJF’s Grand Slams prior to...

JUDO: Brazil dominates Pan American Championships in Lima

There’s not much doubt that Brazil has been the top country in the Americas in judo since its excellent performance in Rio in 2016....

JUDO Preview: Judoka from 29 nations to compete in the Pan American Champs in...

The parade of events leading to the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima includes this weekend’s Pan American Championships, the primary qualifying event, with...

JUDO: Korea’s An triumphs in Antalya Grand Prix as other stars fade

There were three Olympic gold medalists entered in the Antalya (TUR) Grand Prix and all of them lost. But the one World Champion in...

JUDO Preview: Three Olympic gold medalists headline Antalya Grand Prix

The only stop on the IJF World Tour for April is the Antalya Grand Prix in Turkey, with a huge field of 533 judoka...

JUDO: Host Georgia and France shine in Tbilisi Grand Prix

The host team had plenty to cheer about as Georgia came away with the most medals at the Tbilisi (GEO) Grand Prix, although France...

JUDO Preview: Judoka from 52 nations register for the Tbilisi Grand Prix

The IJF World Tour is in Georgia this week, with 371 judoka from 52 nations in the Tbilisi Grand Prix, to be held beginning Friday in the 3,000-seat New Sports Palace. The only top-ranked entry is Mongolia’s Urantsetseg Munkhbat, in the -48 k category; the only no. 2-ranked competitor is Kosovo’s Nora Gjakova at -57 kg. […]
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LANE ONE: A call to eliminate guns from the Games, but that doesn’t...

The highly-respected Alan Abrahamson, one of the best commentators on Olympic sport, wrote on his 3WireSports site last Saturday that: “The Games and the values for which the Olympics purport to be about — excellence, friendship, respect and, by extension, tolerance — are the very thing that stand in marked contrast to an abhorrent shooting […]
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JUDO: Gahie defends no. 1 world ranking with win at Ekaterinburg Grand Slam

Only one of the world’s no. 1-ranked judoka were in action at the Ekaterinburg Grand Slam tournament in Russia, but France’s Marie-Eve Gahie was...

JUDO Preview: Two no. 1-ranked judoka for Grand Slam in Ekaterinburg

A large field of 403 judoka from 48 countries are entered in the Grand Prix in Ekaterinburg (RUS), at the 5,000-seat Palace of Sports....

JUDO: Germany leads with seven medals to headline Marrakesh Grand Prix

A very large field of 440 judoka fought in the Marrakesh Grand Prix, with Germany leading the medal table with two wins and seven...

JUDO Preview: World Tour heads to Morocco for Marrakesh Grand Prix

The IJF World Tour is in northern Africa this week for the Marrakesh Grand Prix, with a large field of 487 judoka from 71...

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