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Super year for Aleksandar Kukolj, champion and father since Friday

23 Sep 2017 15:45

Aleksandar Kukolj gave himself a break for a very good reason. The European Champion of Warsaw in April became father on Friday and while his wife is still in hospital Kukolj is in the sports venue for the European Open in Belgrade to promote the event, hand out signature, talk about judo and support his friends. Although he is a family man, he is also a passionate judo lover. Read more

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Interview World Champion Nemanja Majdov three weeks after that special feeling

23 Sep 2017 12:25

Both Serbian top athletes Aleksandar Kukolj and Nemanja Majdov have very good excuses not to take part at the first European Open in Belgrade. European Champion and world ranking number one got father on Friday of a son. The family is doing well and Aleksandar will do the utmost to witness the event for a short while. Read more

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Medal chances at first European Open in Belgrade

22 Sep 2017 17:30

This year’s European Open in Belgrade will count more than 60 athletes from the home nation. In total 239 athletes from more than 30 nations will be present in Belgrade. For the first time the event has the status of European Open, compared to European Cup last year. Read more

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European Open Belgrade full of opportunities to celebrate more Serbian success

22 Sep 2017 07:30

The forthcoming European Open in Belgrade will be a highlight this year to celebrate the successes of Serbian judo. Serbian judo is geared up and to illustrate that it will be the first time in the history that Belgrade will host a European Open, whereas the previous editions since 2011 had a European Cup status. The Sport Hall Aleksandar Nikolic will be hosting the approximate 250 participants of more than 25 nations. Read more

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European Judo Championships part of European Games in Minsk 2019

21 Sep 2017 15:35

The European Judo Championships will be included into the program of the 2019 European Games in Minsk. Also at the 2015 European Games in Baku Judo was part of the programme and the only and official European Championship as in that year the European Championships were cancelled. In 2019 Judo is structurally part of the European Games and one of the most important sports in Minsk. Read more

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Is the Serbian domination U90kg unique?

21 Sep 2017 07:50

European Champion Aleksandar Kukolj is still the world number one of the world ranking. His compatriot Nemanja Majdov took the world title and ranked number two. The current Serbian domination is unique for this relatively modest judo country, but now all is possible. When small judo federation Israel last year won two Olympic medals, the sport got a tremendous boost and Israel organizes the next European Championships. Although this epic lead is not entirely unique, it doesn’t happen very often. Read more

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Gella Vandecaveye explores climate warming in Alaska

20 Sep 2017 17:35

Former judoka Gella Vandecaveye will return from her expedition to Alaska. The double Olympic medallist is in Alaska to explore climate warming with a number of CEOs of companies. The team researches the development of climate warming, a concern that Vandecaveye address with the 'Alaska Global Warming Project'. Read more

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