Arthur Margelido Out of Rio 2016 for Canada with Broken Arm

Some dramatic news for Arthur Margelidon, who had gotten his name on a ticket to represent Canada at the Under 73 kg judo competition in Rio. After breaking the head of his radial bone, the Montrealer will have to sit out this edition of the Olympic Games.

IJF Holds Stance For Russian Judokas Wishing to Participate at RIo 2016

Following the recommendations and guidelines set forth by the IOC and WADA, IJF continues to support the participation of all Russian athletes qualified for the Rio Olympic Games. Within the framework of the IJF anti-doping rules and testing scheme, these athletes, like all athletes participating in the World Judo Tour circuit, were tested a number of times, outside Russia as well, during international competitions or through out-of-competition tests. There was no sanction given to Russian judokas.

Judo – A Clean Road to Rio 2016

The judo values are: honour, respect, courage, modesty, fair play, the respect of the opponent, discipline, self-control and friendship. With these values and principles, judo is ready for Rio.

IJF Tyumen Grand Slam 2016 Day 2 Recap & Photos

The Tyumen Grand Slam 2016 concluded on Sunday with the heavyweight judoka as all focus immediately switched to Rio 2016 with 19 days to go until the Olympic Games.

IJF Tyumen Grand Slam 2016 Day 1 Recap & Photos

The Tyumen Grand Slam 2016, the final event before Rio 2016, opened on Saturday with 20 days to go until the Olympic Games as an international field looked to overthrow the might of Russia in Siberia.

IJF Tyumen Grand Slam 2016 Preview

The IJF World Judo Tour has made its way to Siberia for the Tyumen Grand Slam with 21 days to go until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Judo For The World – Episode 7: Hungary

After Japan, Cuba, Brazil, Turkey, Australia and Zambia the International Judo Federation just released the new episode of the popular “Judo For The World” series, which features Judo in Hungary, in the heart of Europe.

IJF Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix 2016 Day 3 Recap & Photos

The Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix 2016, the final IJF Grand Prix before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, concluded on Sunday as the heavyweights rounded off an engrossing competition at the Buyant Ukhaa Sport Complex which featured Olympic champion Idalys ORTIZ and members of Mongolia’s Rio 2016 Olympic team.

IJF Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix 2016 Day 1 Recap & Photos

The Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix, the final IJF Grand Prix before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, opened in style on Friday with a memorable day of judo in the Mongolian capital at the Buyant Ukhaa Sport Complex.

IJF Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix 2016 Preview

The IJF World Judo Tour 2016 has arrived in Mongolia for the Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix 2016 – the final IJF Grand Prix before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – which takes place from Friday 1 July to Sunday 3 July at Buyant Ukhaa Sport Complex.

Canadian Judo Team Nominated for Rio 2016

On Tuesday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Judo Canada named the eight athletes nominated to represent Team Canada in judo at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games from August 5 to 21.

IJF Judo For the World – Episode 6 – Zambia

Despite the sometimes difficult living conditions and challenges that the African youth encounter on a daily basis, judo is a major social changer in Zambia. As Jude Mackenna, one of the founders of judo in the region, explains: “Judo is a discipline game and it changes the mind from the inside. It isolates the person from outside challenges and difficulties he could get into.“

Alix Renaud-Roy Takes Seventh Place at European Judo Open in Madrid

The second day of the European Judo Open in Madrid, Spain, was no easier for Canadian judokas than the first. On Sunday, Alix Renaud-Roy finished the Under 70 kg competition in seventh place, while Étienne Briand didn’t rank in the Under 81 kg class.

IJF World Judo Masters 2016 Guadalajara Preview

The winding road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be defined this weekend as the final qualification event, the invite-only World Judo Masters takes place in Guadalajara, Mexico from Friday 27 – Sunday 29 May.

Canada Brings Three Medals Home From Spain

Sunday was an excellent day for Canadian judokas at La Coruna’s European Judo Cup, with three of them stepping onto the podium. Mina Coulombe led the Maple Leafers with a gold in the Under 78 kg class, while Adriana Portuondo-Isasi and Kevin Gauthier each walked away with a bronze medal, in the Under 70 kg and Over 100 kg respectively

IJF Almaty Grand Prix 2016 Preview – Final Olympic Open Qualification

The Rio 2016 Olympic qualification race will take its most dramatic turn yet this weekend as hopefuls from around the world have to perform at the Almaty Grand Prix – the final open qualification event before the invite-only World Judo Masters – from Friday 13 – Sunday 15 May at the Sport Palace Baluan Sholak.

IJF Baku Grand Slam 2016 Day 1 Recap & Photos

The Baku Grand Slam 2016 opened on Friday at the Heydar Aliyev Sport and Exhibition Complex with a compelling day of judo as Rio 2016 hopefuls suffered a mixture of pleasure and frustration in a pivotal first day in Azerbaijan.

IJF Baku Grand Slam 2016 Preview

Judo’s road to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is set to reach a decisive phase this weekend as the final Grand Slam in the Olympic qualification campaign will feature Olympic and world champions from Friday 6 – Sunday 8 May at the Heydar Aliyev Sports and Exhibition Complex.

Video & Photos: IJF Judo For The World Episode 3 – Brazil

The IJF just released the third opus of its series ‘Judo for the World’. This time we invite you to discover how judo is changing the life of the inhabitants of the favelas in Rio de Janeiro. For a couple of weeks, these words (‘Hate brought me to judo, love made me stay’) have been echoing in our minds. Now in her twenties, how can Raissa have this analysis on a life that is surely already scarred by the difficulty to look toward a bright future? How come such an inner force took root in a mind that should still be dominated by the wanderings of post-adolescence? One could be in awe of such strength.

Al Bano Appointed New IJF Ambassador

After the signature yesterday of a new partnership contract with the company TODINI, a worldwide known Italian society, the IJF President, Mr. Marius Vizer had the honor today to designate Al Bano, the famous Italian singer and actor, as the new IJF Ambassador.

IJF Samsun Grand Prix 2016 Day 3 Recap & Photos

After the first two days of competition, which saw the French delegation take the lead of the nation ranking and the Turkish delegation climb to the second place at home, while, especially on the second day, the younger generation of champions pointed its nose, the public of the Yasar Dogu Sports Arena in Samsun was awaiting the heavier categories. Thus the last five weight categories which competed today were: Women’s -78kg and +78kg and Men’s -90kg, -100kg and +100kg.