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THE ROAD TO RIO 2016 IS OPEN Gold for Belgium, China, Brasil and Japan (2)

Dusseldorf, Feb 21, 2015: Today was the first day of competition of the first event of the 2015 edition of the World Judo Tour, which this year starts in Düsseldorf, Germany and will continue over the next two days. Five weight categories were in action in the Mitsubishi Electric Halle: women’s -48kg,


World Judo Championships, Chelyabinsk 2014

Chelyabinsk – Russia, August 31, 2014: The World Championships, Chelyabinsk 2014, delivered one last day of scintillating judo as the Team Championships took centre stage on the final day in front of Mr. Vladimir PUTIN, President of the Russian Federation and IJF Honorary President. The seven-day annual extravaganza in Chelyabinsk has been praised


Second part of the Judo Educational Journey

China, May 13, 2014: The International Judo Federation and the Chinese Judo Association launched the second part of the Judo Educational Journey through China Tuesday, 13 May to a great reception from officials and young judoka. The opening ceremony took place at the Shunyi Sports School in the outskirt of 2008 Olympic


IJF and FISU Sign a Cooperation Convention

Belek – Turkey, Apr 14, 2014: On the occasion of the recent SportAccord Convention, which took place in Belek, Turkey, from April 6-11, 2014, the IJF and the FISU (International University Sports Federation) signed an important collaboration convention. The document was signed by Marius Vizer, the IJF President, and by Eric Saintrond,


Judo Grand Prix Samsun 2014

Samsun, Mar 29, 2014: The Judo Grand Prix, Samsun 2014, was hotly-contested on the second day as four gold medals were decided on Saturday at the Samsun Yasar Dogu Sports Arena. The enthusiastic Turkish crowd enjoyed a great show during the second day of the Judo Grand Prix and cheered the champions


Former Olympic champion leads IJF seminar

Zambia, Mar 03, 2014: Belgium’s all-time great Robert van de Walle recently led an IJF Development Project at the Youth Olympic Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia as he worked closely with delegates from National Judo Federations across southern Africa. The IJF Hall of Famer, who won gold at the 1980 Moscow Olympic


JEONG takes gold a week after Tokyo silver

The World Judo Tour 2013 concluded with the second and final day of the Judo Grand Prix, Jeju 2013, at the Jeju Halla Sports Complex on Friday. Seven weight categories took to the tatami in search of Grand Prix honours as the women’s -70kg, -78kg and +78kg categories and men’s -81kg, -90kg,


Judo for Peace and Future Judo Centre in Lusaka

Lusaka – Zambia, Dec 3, 2013: While the best judo champions were in Japan, for the annual Judo Grand Slam, Tokyo 2013, the IJF, was also present in Zambia, Africa, for an important Judo for Peace event. On that special occasion, the first stone of the future national training centre was inaugurated.


Former world champion VERKERK wins in Tokyo

Tokyo – Japan, Dec 1, 2013: The third and final day of the Judo Grand Slam, Tokyo 2013, attracted a 10,000 capacity crowd as Japan starred at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Sunday. The third and final day of the Judo Grand Slam, Tokyo 2013, attracted a 10,000 capacity crowd as Japan


Vizer meets the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, Nov 27, 2013: On the occasion of the Judo Grand Prix and the Veterans World Championships in Abu Dhabi, the IJF President, Marius Vizer met the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. On Monday November 25th, Marius Vizer was accompanied by H.E Mohamed Bin Thaeloob Alderei, the U.A.E. Judo Federation president,