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Hifumi Abe can become the youngest male winner in Paris

20 Jan 2017 10:25

Hifumi Abe is certainly one of the most promising judoka around. The 19-year old Japanese sensation won the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in 2014. He fought the World Junior Championships final in 2014 and won silver at the World Cadet Championships in Miami. But these days he is aiming for gold at each senior event. Read more

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Dutch Abu Dhabi winner Juul Franssen in difficult situation

18 Jan 2017 10:05

At her birthday Juul Franssen is in one of the most difficult situation of her sporting career. The 27-year old winner of the Grand Slam of Abu Dhabi in 2016 can't compete anymore sanctioned by the Dutch Judo Association. Her new car and her salary was taken away with immediate effect by the National Olympic Committee. Welcome in 2017...new rules. Read more

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The Paris feeling for the Olympic medallists

17 Jan 2017 18:05

Last weekend the first test of the new rules was in Tunis at the African Open, but the real test of most of the top athletes will be the Grand Slam of Paris. With 25 days to go the IJF interview some of the finest medallists from the Rio Olympics about their Paris feeling. Read more

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Double Olympic Champion Peter Seisenbacher faces worldwide search warrant

16 Jan 2017 14:55

Peter Seisenbacher is facing a world wide international arrest warrant. The double Olympic gold medallist of 1984 and 1988 failed to show up for his trial in Vienna, where he is accused of molesting two young girls. His lawyer claims he is not aware of the athlete's whereabouts. Read more

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Mongolian 2012 Olympic medallist Sainjargal Nyam-Ochir retires

16 Jan 2017 12:45

2012 Olympic bronze medallist Sainjargal Nyam-Ochir announced to retire. He was next in the line of many retirements since the Olympic Games. Previously in his category Dex Elmont and Hiroyuki Akimoto announced to retire. Read more

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Juan Carlos Barcos satisfied about first event with new rules

16 Jan 2017 10:15

Last weekend the first event was held with the new rules. The African Open in Tunis is traditionally the first event. IJF Head of Refereeing Juan Carlos Barcos who was present in Tunis was satisfied about the first test. Read more

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France and Tunisia strong at Judo African Open

15 Jan 2017 19:25

Just like Saturday France was the strongest country on Sunday's African Open. France captured three additional titles, making nine, whilst Tunisia took two gold medals making three in total. Just 49 participants had to fight on Sunday. Read more

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