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IJF is introducing two new commissions

Lausanne, Nov 19, 2013: A Development Commission and Gender Equity Commission will be established with a dedicated taskforce of experts. The commissions will be committed to empowering national federations with resources and new methods of engagement while upholding the values and traditions of judo. The Developement Commission will particularly be in charge

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Judo Educational Journey Through China

China, Nov 13, 2013: For the first time in history the IJF and the Chinese Judo Association linked up to begin to unlock the vast potential of judo in the country by organising the first phase of the ‘Educational Judo Journey through China’ project following the Qingdao Grand Prix. The 10-day tour

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The Judo Educational Journey Through China

Qingdao – China, Nov 2, 2013: An enthusiastic and excited group of children took part in the ‘Judo Educational Journey Through China’ launched earlier today by the IJF in cooperation with the Chinese Judo Association with the support of the Olympic Solidarity and the Chinese National Olympic Committee. A host of stars

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First Judo Team Challenge Europe vs. Asia

Saint Petersburg, Oct 22, 2013: The official signature of the contracts for the first Judo Team Challenge Europe vs. Asia and the Judo Grand Slam 2014 took place today at ITAR-TASS press agency in Saint-Petersburg, while the World Combat Games are still running in the city Official Signature of the Contracts The

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Educational activities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Educational, The IJF’s World Judo Tour recently arrived in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan for the first time and either side of those Judo Grand Prix events, the IJF ensured a lasting legacy would be left at the grassroots level by hosting five judo clinics. Sporting Events and Education are Combined to Increase the

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Teddy Riner Elected New President

Rio de Janeiro, Sept 01, 2013: Six-time senior world champion Teddy Riner was announced as President of the IJF Athletes Commission at the Maracanazinho on Sunday. Photo Caption: Alina Dumitru (ROU), Olympic Champion, voting to elect the President of the IJF athlete commission. Photo Caption: Teddy Riner (FRA), Olympic Champion and 6

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Azerbaijan win first World Championship gold

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 31, 2013: Azerbaijan, The 2013 World Championships individual competition came to a stunning conclusion with the heavyweight elite fighting for gold at the Maracanazinho on Saturday. Three world champions were crowned on day six as the women’s +78kg judoka took to the tatami along with the men’s –100kg

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Clinical Colombian ALVEAR wins her second crown

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 30, 2013: The 2013 World Championships continued to be the talk of the sporting world as Rio de Janeiro came alive once again with judo fever at the Maracanazinho on Friday. Three world champions were crowned on day five as the women’s -70kg and -78kg judoka took to

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PIETRI leads Yarden on top of the world

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 29, 2013: The 2013 World Championships continued to deliver some incredible moments of majestic judo and emotion as two judoka claimed their inaugural senior world titles at the Maracanazinho on Thursday. Two more winners were crowned on day four as the women’s -63kg and men’s –81kg judoka took

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SILVA crowned world champion for hosts Brazil

Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, Aug 28, 2013: Two further world champions were inaugurated on day three as the women’s -57kg and men’s –73kg judoka took to the tatami. The Maracanazinho crowd saw 50 women and 78 men compete with the -73kg category the largest in the seven-day competition. The individual competition