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IMMAF sets sights on 2028 Olympic Games for MMA debut

London, August 15, 2017: MMA’s Olympic dream at last has a clear target in sight, according to International Mixed Martial Arts Federation President, Kerrith Brown: the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles (IMMAF sets sights 2028 Olympic Games). In a recent statement and interview with immaf.org, Brown cited IMMAF’s optimism as a

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Russia wins first IJF Mixed Team World Title ahead of Budapest supershow

Santiago, Chile, August 14, 2017: Russia won the first IJF Mixed Team World title on the final day of the Cadet World Championships 2017 in Santiago, Chile, as a global audience tuned in to take a first look at judo’s new addition to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games programme (Russia wins first

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Gold medals shared around as Japan finish top of the pile

Chile, August 12, 2017: The fourth and final day of individual action at the Cadet World Judo Championships 2017 followed the previous days as the gold medals were shared around with the judo heroes of the future illustrating to the world the competitiveness and excitement of the sport at the premier competition

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Cadet World Judo Championships 2017 opened

Santiago, Chile, Aug 10, 2017: The Cadet World Judo Championships 2017 opened on Wednesday with a highly-entertaining day of judo which again showed the diversity of the sport while judo’s values were impeccably observed by the teenage competitors at the Santiago National Stadium in Chile. Russia, Japan, Turkey and Brazil all won

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Qatari women will rise to Ashgabat 2017 challenge

Qatar, August 02, 2017: Qatar will be out to make an impact when it sends a strong delegation to compete at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games taking place in the Turkmenistan capital city of Ashgabat between 17–27 September (Qatari women Ashgabat 2017). Ever since being selected as the football

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IJF President Congratulates Mongolia’s newly-elected President Battulga Khaltmaa

Mongolian Judo Association President Mr. Battulga Khaltmaa was officially inaugurated on Monday as the new President Battulga Khaltmaa Lausanne, July 10, 2017: I would like, on behalf of the International Judo Federation and the judo family, to congratulate Mr. Battulga Khaltmaa on his election as the President of Mongolia. Mr. Battulga has

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IMMAF welcomes Belarus Federation as its newest member

London, July 6, 2017: The Belarusian Federation of Pankration and Martial Arts (BFPMA) is the latest national body to be welcomed as a member of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) Belarus Federation BFPMA. The BFPMA is the largest non-profit national federation engaged in the development of martial arts in the

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SIGA announces IMMAF as latest early adopter of SIGA Universal Standards

London, July 06, 2017: The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has just become the fifth international sports umbrella organisation to adopt the SIGA Universal Standards, as SIGA continues to drive forward key reforms for the benefit of sport. IMMAF will join European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL), CANOC, ESIC and European Aquatics

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IMMAF MMA coach licensing course pilots in Dublin

London, July 5, 2017: On July 15 a second pilot of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation Coaches Licensing Course will take place in Dublin, Ireland, home to the Irish Mixed Martial Arts Association MMA licensing-course-pilots. John Kavanagh, IMMAA President and IMMAF Coaching Committee representative, stated: “I’m very pleased to have played

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China clinches gold while Japan set the pace on the road to JudoWorlds2017

Hohhot, July 01, 2017: The Hohhot Grand Prix, the latest location on the IJF’s high-octane World Judo Tour, engaged the middleweights on Saturday as a full house at the Inner Mongolia Stadium witnessed Worlds-bound stars competing for supremacy ahead of next month’s blockbuster in Budapest, Hungary (China clinches gold). Day two featured