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Why the Openweight World Championships matters in 2017

Lausanne, Nov 07, 2017: To trace the history and lineage of the Openweight title means tracing judo back to its arrival on the Olympic stage and to look back through the careers of the pillars of the sport (Openweight World Championships 2017).       It all really begins with one of

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SAFEJAWZ to launch Golden Mouthguard award at 2017 IMMAF World Championships

London, Oct 25, 2017: Exclusive IMMAF Mouthguard provider, SAFEJAWZ, is to present the first Golden Mouthguard Award at the 2017 IMMAF World Championships medals ceremony in Bahrain to one deserving competitor. The amateur MMA world championships play out at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Manama from 12- 18 November, as part

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IMMAF announces first Oceania Open Championships at the Arnold Sports Festival Australia

London, October 6, 2017: The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation Australia (IMMAFA) is to host the 2018 IMMAF Oceania Open Championships at the Arnold Sports Festival in Melbourne next year. The event will take place from 16 to 18 March at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre and marks the first showcasing

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IMMAF responds to BCAC waiving of Herrington’s doping ban in British Columbia

London, Sept 29, 2017: The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation is aware that the British Columbia Athletics Commission has permitted MMA athlete Jamie Herrington to compete professionally in Canada, despite the fact that she is currently suspended from competition by IMMAF until July 2019. On 3rd September 2015, Ms Herrington was banned

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Re-elected IJF President Marius Vizer announces groundbreaking CNN deal at IJF Congress – Budapest 2017

Budapest, August 25, 2017: IJF President Marius Vizer was re-elected on Friday at the IJF Congress in Budapest and announced a groundbreaking new partnership with CNN (IJF Congress Budapest 2017). Vizer, who was elected as IJF President in 2007, was re-elected by acclamation for the period 2017 – 2021 ahead of the

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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