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JUDO: Azerbaijan scores seven medals to lead Japan in Baku Grand Slam

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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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The IJF World Tour is in Georgia this week, with 371 judoka from 52 nations in the Tbilisi Grand Prix, to be held beginning...

LANE ONE: A call to eliminate guns from the Games, but that doesn’t go...

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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...

JUDO: Gahie defends no. 1 world ranking with win at Ekaterinburg Grand Slam

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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

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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

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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

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

JUDO: Japan dominates the Dusseldorf Grand Slam with nine wins and 14 medals

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The Grand Slams are the top tournaments of the season on the International Judo Federation’s World Tour, and whenever they show up, so does...

LANE ONE: Think politics and sports don’t mix? They mix, but pretty badly right...

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During his 20-year term as the head of the International Olympic Committee, Avery Brundage often insisted that “sports and politics don’t mix.” He found out,...

JUDO Preview: Eight no. 1-ranked judoka in Dusseldorf Grand Slam

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A huge field of 683 judoka from 97 countries is assembled in Dusseldorf (GER) for the Grand Slam at the 6,500-seat ISS Dome, starting...

JUDO: Five wins and 15 medals for Japan to dominate Paris Grand Slam

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When the largest and most important tournaments come up in the IJF World Tour calendar, count on Japan to field most or all of...

JUDO Preview: Six no. 1-ranked judoka in the 2019 Paris Grand Slam

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A huge field of 609 judoka from 98 nations will gather at the AccorHotels Arena of Bercy for the annual Paris Grand Slam, the...

SPEED READ: Headlines from The Sports Examiner for Monday, 28 January 2019

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Welcome to The Sports Examiner SPEED READ, a 100 mph (44.7 m/s) review of what happened over the last 72 hours in Olympic sport...

JUDO: Israel leads medal count at first-ever Grand Prix in Tel Aviv

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Having an IJF Grand Prix in Israel was itself a landmark occasion, but even better for the hosts was the strong performance of the...

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