Following the publication of the McLaren Report, as well as the latest developments in the world of sports, we would like to express our support for all the Russian athletes who were not involved in doping activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Saturday, Canada added even more medals to its collection, with three silvers and four bronzes at the Pan American Junior Championships in Cordoba, Argentina, and a silver and a bronze at the San Salvador Pan American Open.
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.
The Ulaanbaatar Grand Prix 2016 passed the halfway point on Saturday after a gripping second day of judo at the Buyant Ukhaa Sport Complex.
Canadian judokas had quite a fruitful day this Friday at the Cadet Pan American Championships in Cordoba, Argentina. The first day of the competition brought the country a total of eleven medals.
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.
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.
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.
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.“
The Budapest Grand Prix 2016, the final Grand Prix in Europe before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, opened on Saturday with 130 judoka (75 men, 55 women) fighting on day one at the Papp László Sportaréna.
The IJF World Judo Tour has landed in Hungary for the final Grand Prix in Europe before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Canadian judoka Kelita Zupancic stepped up onto the highest step of the podium at the European Cup in Celje, Slovenia, after logging a perfect record in the Under 70 kg competition.
This Saturday was the first day of the European Cup, the last competition before the Rio Games for some of Canada’s judokas. Two Maple Leafers stepped up onto the podium in Celje, Slovenia, both in the Under 57 kg division. Jessica Klimkait got her hands on the silver, while Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard is bringing home a bronze.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Baku Grand Slam 2016 came to an intense conclusion on Sunday as the heavyweights produced their best ippon judo to sign off the final Grand Slam of the Rio 2016 Olympic qualification phase.
The Baku Grand Slam 2016, the final Grand Slam in the Rio 2016 Olympic qualification phase, saw current and former world champions conquer and fall as day two served up a day full of emotion at the Heydar Aliyev Sport and Exhibition Complex.
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.
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.
The IJF’s award-winning development program in the Kilis refugee camps on the Syrian/Turkish border is the subject of the latest IJF #JudoForTheWorld video feature.
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.
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.
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.
After a particularly successful first day yesterday, the Samsun Grand Prix continued today with four more categories: Women’s -63kg and -70kg and Men’s -73kg and -81kg. One of the noticeable aspect of today’s competition is the fact that many young athletes were able to enter the final block of the event, some of them disputing the first Grand Prix final of their young career. This was the case for instance in the -73kg were both, the former double U23 European Champion, Damian Szwarnowiecki of Poland and the North Korean KIM Chol-Gwang, were newcomers at this level. Other experienced competitors had more difficulties to go through the preliminary rounds and being among the top seeded athletes was not a guarantee to win a medal in Samsun.
The first day of the Samsun Grand Prix ended with a festive air for the host country as three Turkish athletes entered the final, while the organisers and the International Judo Federation could be pleased with the quality of the organisation which was flawless throughout the day. Five categories were engaged today: women’s -48kg, -52kg and -57 and men’s -60kg and -66kg.
The fourth edition of the Samsun Grand Prix is about to start in the metropolis on the north coast of Turkey. The next three days (April 1-3) therefore will bring strong emotions and world-class judo.