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Football players benefit doing judo

30 Sep 2020 10:50

Judo is one of the valuable sports that football players do as preparation of their skillset. There were those at Ajax who saw it differently. World Champion Guillaume Elmont has been working for years with the Ajax squad and youth players. Now Manchester United's Dutchman Donny van de Beek is among a generation of talent who have benefited from the innovative ideas of Dutch coach Rene Wormhoudt. Read more


European Cup Dubrovnik preparation event for the Budapest Grand Slam

28 Sep 2020 11:45

Dubrovnik has always been a special city. Therefore, it is not surprising that the whole judo world will look to Dubrovnik again from 3-4 October. The Senior European Cup in the south of Croatia will be the first official judo tournament in the world after a several-month break in the competition due to a pandemic that stopped international sports competitions. Read more


Brazil takes 8 gold medals at international meeting in Coimbra

28 Sep 2020 09:40

The Judo competitions returned to Portugal on the 26th of September with another edition of the tournament to honor the father of Judo in Portugal, the master Kiyoshi Kobayashi. Read more


IOC President Bach speaks with Olympics 300 days away

27 Sep 2020 15:45

The postponed Judo Tournament at the Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to open in just 300 days. The categories U48kg for women and U60kg for men kick-off in the Budokan. IOC President Thomas Bach met with Marius Vizer last week in Lausanne. Read more


Retired Yarden Gerbi learned the spirit of survival

26 Sep 2020 14:05

2013 World Champion and 2016 Olympic medallist Yarden Gerbi competed at Israelian TV show Survivor. It’s a world wide TV format where also other judoka competed all around the world. Surviving on an Island for two months is tough. Being 100% disconnected Gerbi realized what is most valuable for her. Read more


Live Judo with Romanian senior Championships

25 Sep 2020 10:05

Judo Federations are starting up their engines while Covid-19 is still aggressive all around the world. Still judoka are enthusiastic to fight for medals and honour and continue their hunger for national medals. Last week Slovenian Championships were held, this week the Romanian Championships will be held at NATO Hall of the Piatra Mare hotel in Poiana Brasov. Read more

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IJF officially cancels Grand Slam Tokyo

23 Sep 2020 09:35

In the light of the continued uncertainty still existing around the Covid-19 pandemic, along with considering the fact that Japan is the hosting country of the Olympic Games, the IJF needs to be extra cautious when planning events in Japan. Therefore, it was decided to cancel the Tokyo Grand Slam, previously scheduled to take place in Japan this December. Read more

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