Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro - Event

Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro

  • Date: 6 Aug 2016 - 12 Aug 2016
  • Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Type: Olympic Games
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Belgian Olympic judo medallist Dirk Van Tichelt retires

30 Oct 2020 20:25

Dirk Van Tichelt has announced his retirement. "A neck injury has literally nailed me", says the 36-year-old ex-judoka, who reached his peak 4 years ago when he took bronze at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. I’s time to enjoy champaign and French fries for the Belgian veteran. Read more

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Jimmy Pedro introduces the American Judo System

30 Oct 2020 14:15

Jimmy Pedro and Travis Stevens are about to launch a new website called the American Judo System In this exclusive interview, Oon Yeoh of JudoCrazy spoke to Jimmy about this new endeavor. Today Jimmy turned 50, what a time to introduce something new. Read more

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Former lightweight World Champion Ami Kondo retires

20 Oct 2020 13:50

Former lightweight World Champion Ami Kondo retires as judoka. Although the Nagoya native captured a 48kg World title at the 2014 world championships in Chelyabinsk and Olympic bronze, the tiny Kondo retires at the age of 25. In Russia she took the world title when she was just 19. Kondo ended up with bronze at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as well as the 2015 and 2017 world championships in Astana and Budapest. Read more

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Kosei Inoue: hard to do any focused activities

21 Aug 2020 09:30

As head coach, Kosei Inoue, now 42, led the Japan men’s national judo team to win medals in all weight divisions at the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in 2016. The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo were supposed to be a world wide sports party but it was rudely spoiled by the corona virus. Read more

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Judoka Islam Al-Shehabi was acquitted of doping charges

16 Aug 2020 21:35

Egyptian judo player Islam Al-Shehabi who refused to shake the hand of his Israeli opponent in the 2016 Olympic Games, has been cleared of taking drugs. Islam Al-Shehabi was granted the ruling after the Court of Sport Arbitration (CAS) issued its decision to lift his eight-year suspension last week. Read more