Judo

Judo stars gear up for European Championships in Montpellier

By Gary Anderson

April 22 - Olympic champion Lasha Shavdatuashvili will lead a strong Georgian challenge for medals in Montpellier ©Getty ImagesSome of the world's top judo stars including Olympic and world champions will descend on Montpellier this week for the European Championships.

L'Equipe 21 host broadcaster of European Judo Championships

By Gary Anderson

April 17 - LEquipe 21 has been announced as host broadcaster for the European Judo Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesFrench digital terrestrial television channel L'Equipe 21 has secured the host broadcast rights for the upcoming European Judo Championships in Montpellier, which are due to take place next week.

IJF rolling out mat to students after partnership signed with FISU

By Nick Butler

An agreement has been signed between FISU and the IJF ©FISU/IJFApril 14 - A "Collaboration Convention" has been signed between the International Judo Federation (IJF) and the International University Sports Federation (FISU) in order to promote judo further at a student level. 

Vizer appreciates Cookson's "humour" but does not see funny side of proposal to move judo to Winter Olympics

By Duncan Mackay

IJF President Marius Vizer has hit out at proposals by UCI chief Brian Cookson to move some sports, including judo, to the Winter Olympics ©Marius VizerApril 2 - International Judo Federation (IJF) President Marius Vizer has hit out at Brian Cookson, head of the International Cycling Union (UCI), after he suggested judo could be among a number of sports moved to the Winter Olympics in an effort to accommodate more events at the Summer Games.

Georgian favourite shocked by Lithuanian on final day of Samsun Judo Grand Prix

By Paul Osborne

Marius Askevicius brought about the surprise of the day in Turkey as he beat Georgia's Adam Okruashvili in the men's over 100kg final ©IJFMarch 30 - There was a shock in the heaviest weight category on the third and final day of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Samsun Grand Prix as European silver medallist Adam Okruashvili was beaten by Lithuania's Marius Askevicius.

Germany dominate day two of Samsun Judo Grand Prix

By Paul Osborne

German judoka dominated day two of the Samsun Judo Grand Prix in Turkey ©IJFMarch 29 - German judoka dominated day two of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Samsun Grand Prix as they secured three of the four gold medals on offer to surge to the top of the medal standings.

France and Russia each take double gold on opening day of Judo World Tour event in Samsun

By Nick Butler

David Larose won one of two golds for France after beating compatriot Loic Korval ©IJFMarch 28 - There were two gold medals apiece for France and Russia on a European-dominated opening day of the International Judo Federation (IJF) World Tour event in Samsun, Turkey. 

Judo stars arrive in Samsun for fourth stage of World Tour 2014

By Emily Goddard

IJF and Turkish officials gather for a press conference ahead of the Samsun Grand Prix ©IJFMarch 27 - International competitors have arrived in the Turkish city of Samsun for the fourth stage of the International Judo Federation (IJF) World Tour 2014, which is due to start tomorrow. 

Kenya to send eight judoka to Glasgow 2014

By Paul Osborne

Kenya will send eight judoka to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesMarch 26 - Kenya is set to send eight judoka to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, according to National Judo Coordinating Board chairman Stephen Soi.
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