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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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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

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Judo New IJF Academy launched

Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, Aug 28, 2013: The IJF Academy has been launched with the Coach Qualification Programme revealed as the first project in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. Envic GALEA, EJU General Secretary and IJF Academy Coordinator, made a presentation to delegations participating in the 2013 World Championships where he introduced

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World leader KELMENDI makes history for Kosovo

The 2013 World Championships continued to capture the imagination of a worldwide audience on day two at the Maracanazinho on Tuesday. Two more world champions were crowned on day two as the women’s -52kg and men’s –66kg judoka took to the tatami. Rio de Janeiro, which has become the capital of the

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Mongolian MUNKHBAT crowned world champion

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 27, 2013: Two world champions were crowned on day one as the women’s -48kg and men’s –60kg judoka took to the tatami to launch the competition which is the first World Championships since 2011 as judo starred at the London 2012 Olympic Games last year. The teeming venue was

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Preview of the 29th edition of the World Judo

Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, August 25, 2013: The 29th edition of the World Judo Championships, the centerpiece of the World Judo Tour, is set to illuminate the Maracanazinho in the idyllic setting of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 26 August to 1 September. The sporting world is counting down the hours

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New EC of International Judo Federation

Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, August 24, 2013: Today the new IJF Executive Committee had its first meeting in Brazil, just two days prior to the beginning of the World Judo Championships, Rio 2013 President – Marius L. Vizer Vice-Presidents: Mr. Lassana Palengo – AJU Mr. Obaid Al-Anzi – JUA Mr. Sergey