Judo

Olympic and world champions among stellar field at Samsun Judo Grand Prix

By Emily Goddard

Sarah Menezes will be competing at the Samsun Judo Grand Prix ©Getty ImagesA stellar field featuring Olympic and world champions are gearing up to compete at the Samsun Judo Grand Prix, which is due to get underway tomorrow.

Budapest awarded 2017 World Judo Championships

By Liam Morgan

Bucharest has been announced as the host city for the 2017 IJF World Championships ©IJFBudapest will host the 2017 World Judo Championships, it was announced today. 

Georgia celebrate end of IJF Tbilisi Grand Prix with double gold

By Liam Morgan

The over 100kg final was an all-Georgian affair and was won by Levani Matiashvili (blue) ©IJF/FacebookGeorgia ensured they ended the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix in Tbilisi on a high as they claimed two gold medals to the delight of the home crowd inside the Sports Palace.

Rising star Diedrich seals maiden IJF Grand Prix title on second day in Tbilisi

By Liam Morgan

Szaundra Diedrich of Germany enforced her status as a hot prospect in the sport by winning the women's under-70kg category ©IJFGerman hot prospect Szaundra Diedrich sealed her maiden International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix title as she beat Olympic bronze medallist Gevrise Emane in the women's under 77 kilograms category in Tblisi, Georgia.

Mongolia claim double gold on opening day of IJF Tbilisi Grand Prix

By Liam Morgan

Tumurkhuleg Davaadorj of Mongolia (white) claimed one of two Mongolian golds on the opening day of the IJF Grand Prix in Tbilisi ©IJFMongolia began the second International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix of the season in superb style as they claimed two gold medals on the opening day in Tbilisi.

Georgian men looking to dominate at home IJF Grand Prix

By Nick Butler

Under 90kg world number one Varlam Liparteliani will be leading the Georgian challenge at the nation's home Grand Prix ©IJFGeorgia's formidable men's squad will be looking to dominate on home mats at the second stop on the International Judo Federation (IJF) World Tour over the next three days in Tbilisi.

European judo champion banned by France after missing three doping tests

By Duncan Mackay

European judo champion Loic Korval has been banned for 10 months after missing three doping tests ©Getty ImagesFrance has suspended European judo champion Loic Korval for 10 months after he missed three doping tests, it was announced today.

French judoka warned they will be banned if involved with MMA

By Duncan Mackay

Olympic bronze medallist Ronda Rousey is the highest profile judoka to switch to mixed martial arts ©Getty ImagesAnyone in France caught teaching mixed martial arts (MMA) will be banned from judo, they have been warned as the sport tries to ensure it does not lose some of its top talent. 

"Judo for Ethiopians" project praised as development of sport continues

By Liam Morgan

The "Judo for Ethiopians" project has been praised at a press conference at the IJF Grand Prix event in Dusseldorf ©Getty ImagesThe "Judo for Ethiopians" project has been praised after two competitors from the country took part in the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix in Düsseldorf. 
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