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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. 

Day of Japanese domination caps off fascinating Judo Grand Prix in Düsseldorf

By Liam Morgan

Ryu Shichinohe claimed the last gold medal of the event as he beat compatriot Takeshi Ojitani in the mens over 100kg final ©IJFJapan dominated the final day of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix in Düsseldorf as they claimed three gold medals to round off the event in style.

Belgium's Bottieau earns shock triumph at IJF Grand Prix

By Liam Morgan

Joachim Bottieau (left) earned a surprise win in the men's under 81kg category thanks to victory over Georgia's Avtandil Tchrikishvili in the final ©IJFBelgium's Joachim Bottieau claimed a surprise win in the men's under 81 kilogram category at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix in Düsseldorf today.

European Judo Championships taken away from Glasgow to be held as part of Baku 2015

By Duncan Mackay

Baku will host the 2015 European Judo Championships in conjunction with the first-ever European Games ©Getty ImagesBaku will host the European Judo Championships controversially taken away from Glasgow in conjunction with the inaugural European Games, it was confirmed today.

Hot prospect Ma shines at opening IJF Grand Prix of year

By Daniel Etchells

Ma Yingnan was too strong for Japan's Misato Nakamura in the women's under 52kg final ©IJFChina's Ma Yingnan further enhanced her growing reputation by claiming the women's under 52 kilogram title at the first International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Prix of 2015 in Düsseldorf today.  

British Judo Association concede defeat in bid to reverse decision to cancel Glasgow European Championships

By Duncan Mackay

British Judo Association have conceded that this year's European Championships in Glasgow has been cancelled ©BJABaku has emerged as the favourite to host this year's European Judo Championships after it was confirmed today that the event will definitely not be staged in Glasgow following a row over sponsors.

Judo world mourns passing of Dutch Olympic champion Ruska

By Emily Goddard

Wim Ruska has died at the age of 74 ©Getty ImagesThe judo world is mourning the passing of Dutch Olympic champion Wim Ruska, who has died at the age of 74.

Glasgow stripped of 2015 European Judo Championships after sponsorship row

By Duncan Mackay

Glasgow was due to host the European Judo Championships in April, the first time they would have been staged in Britain for 20 years ©BJAGlasgow has been stripped of the 2015 European Judo Championships only eight weeks before the event is due to take place following a row over a sponsorship agreement with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), it was announced today.
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