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Japan's two-time Olympic judo champion dies aged 54

By Daniel Etchells

Hitoshi Saito proudly wears his gold medal after triumphing in the men's judo over 95 kilogram category at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesJapan's two-time Olympic judo champion Hitoshi Saito has died at the age of 54 after a battle with cancer, with the country's International Olympic Committee member Tsunekazu Takeda among those paying tribute.

European Judo Championships launch mascot design competition

By Liam Morgan

Fans can win a free family ticket to the European Judo Championships if their design is selected ©Euro Judo 2015Organisers of the 2015 European Judo Championships are offering fans the chance to design the official mascot of the competition, with the winner receiving a free family ticket to the event.

International Judo Federation donates $10,000 to National Ebola Response Centre

By Daniel Etchells

Ebola has claimed the lives of more than 450 people in Sierra Leone ©Getty ImagesThe International Judo Federation (IJF) has made a $10,000 (£7,000/€8,000) donation to the National Ebola Response Centre in Sierra Leone.

Judo world mourns death of Monaco Federation President Bertrand

By Emily Goddard

The international judo family is mourning the death of Gérard Bertrand ©IJFThe international judo family is mourning the death of Gérard Bertrand, President of the Monaco Judo Federation.

International Judo Federation tighten rules against match fixing

By Nick Butler

New stipulations again match fixing have been released by the IJF ©IJFNew rules regarding match fixing have been published by the International Judo Federation (IJF) in order to tighten up policy in an increasingly important area in 21st century sport.

Five candidates shortlisted for At-Large Director at USA Judo

By Paul Osborne

Five candidates have been submitted to fill the role of At-Large Director at USA Judo ©USA JudoFive candidates have been nomined for the At-Large Director position within USA Judo, with these now set for review by President Lance Nading and the Board of Directors.

World champions win $50,000 after topping IJF Prestige World Ranking List

By Paul Osborne

Majlinda Kelmendi has topped the IJF Prestige World Ranking List for 2014 ©Getty ImagesWorld champions Majlinda Kelmendi and Avtandil Tchrikishvili have ended the year top of the first-ever International Judo Federation (IJF) Prestige World Ranking List.

Israeli judoka star set to compete for Great Britain at Rio 2016

By Paul Osborne

Alice Schlesinger is set to compete for Great Britain in future international competitions ©Getty ImagesIsrael's Universiade judo champion Alice Schlesinger could be set to compete for Great Britain in future international competitions after making a request to switch allegiances. 

Gold for Olympic champion Harrison as Tokyo Judo Grand Slam closes

By Emily Goddard

Kayla Harrison claimed gold in the women's under 78kg as the Tokyo Grand Slam came to a close ©IJFOlympic champion Kayla Harrison claimed gold in the women's under 78kg today as the Tokyo Grand Slam came to a close to round off this year's World Judo Tour.
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