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Host towns warm up as Judo comes home at Tokyo Olympics

6 Oct 2016 17:30

A total of 122 local governments have so far registered to be host towns, hoping to be the site of a training camp or to welcome foreign athletes participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Judo comes home! Read more

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Small participants field in Tashkent but quality still high

5 Oct 2016 19:30

The male judoka in Uzbekistan have always been much more important in history, Armen Bagdasarov was one of the first with a huge success as vice Olympic champion in 1996. Read more

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Just 58 women battle for gold at Tashkent Judo Grand Prix

5 Oct 2016 19:15

The draw of the IJF Grand Prix in Tashkent took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Wyndham Hotel as IJF Competition Manager Lisa Allan, revealed that 139 judoka (81 men, 58 women) from 15 nations will compete in Asia. Read more

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Grand Prix Tashkent welcomes 2020 generation

5 Oct 2016 14:15

The Grand Prix of Tashkent will show us the new generation aiming for qualification for Tokyo in 2020, although that’s far away. The World Championships in Budapest or European Championships in Warsaw next year are more realistic targets. Read more

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Alexander Mikhailin integrated into Russian team

3 Oct 2016 14:35

Alexander Mikhailin is definitely back in the team. The Russian triple World Champion and Olympic silver medallist in London recently won his eleventh Russian title and expected an invitation for the national team. Read more

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Judo Olympian Gella Vandecaveye accompanies Belgian Royals to mission in Japan

3 Oct 2016 09:50

Judo and politics seemed to go hand in hand, ask Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin. Although he is more politician than judoka, vice versa judoka are leading characters. Quite a few judoka turned into politicians. Ryoko Tani, Zurab Zviadauri, Jean-Marie Dedecker and in the past even US president Theodor Roosevelt. Judoka are also asked as advisor such as Thierry Rey, sports advisor of Francois Hollande in France. In France judoka are into the government a lot. Who knows, Kayla Harrison or Majlinda Kelmendi have a role into politics and make some true changes in the world. Read more

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Samuli Viitanen captured gold for Finland at European Cup in Tampere

3 Oct 2016 02:20

France clearly won the medal table at the European Cup in Tampere this weekend. The French won seven gold medals, but also host Finland is satisfied with two gold medals. Another statement that Finland is on its way back. Read more

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