By Mike Rowbottom
April 22 - Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, a judo black belt 6th Dan, plans to take time out from business this week to support his compatriots at the European Judo Championships in Vienna.
By Mike Rowbottom
December 28 - Rasoul Boqiyev (pictured), the winner of Tajikistan’s first-ever Olympic medal, has agreed to continue representing the country ending fears that he would switch his nationality to Russia in time for London 2012.
December 15 - Euan Burton (pictured) stormed to an incredible gold medal in the -81kgs category of the 2009 Tokyo Grand Slam, becoming one of only three non-Japanese winners in one of the toughest and most prestigious tournaments in the world.
October 20 - South Korea's Wang Ki-chun (pictured), the world champion and one of the favourites for a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics, has threatened to retire after he admitted hitting a woman he met in a night club last weekend.
September 21 - The Belarus and Ukraine Judo Federations today signed deals to train in Kent ahead of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
September 17 - British Judo has today confirmed that 27 countries will compete in the 2009 GB World Cup for both men and women, supported by UK Sport's World Class events programme, at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, on Saturday and Sunday.
BRITAIN'S Peter Cousins, who last year overturned a lifetime Olympic ban, claimed a silver medal after losing in the final of the World Judo Championships in Rio de Janeiro.
BRITISH JUDO has announced its senior squad for 2009 as it begins its build-up to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
BRITAIN'S Euan Burton claimed a bronze medal in the -81kg weight category at the European Judo Championships in Belgrade today.
JUDO, which has failed to win a medal at the last two Olympics despite receiving £11 million in public funding, have criticised the decision by UK Sport to award them a raise of only £1.2 million to help them prepare for London 2012.
BRITISH JUDO ASSOCIATION (BJA) chairman Densign White (pictured) has been re-elected as a sports director of the European Judo Union (EJU), at the 60th EJU Congress held in Athens.
SEPTEMBER 5 - BRITISH JUDO has launched a £1 million programme in partnership with G4S Security Services (UK) in an effort increase children’s participation in the run-up to London 2012.
SEPTEMBER 19 - THE Judo World Cup will return to the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham tomorrow for the third consectutive year.
SEPTEMBER 19 - FRENCHMAN Patrick Roux (pictured) has today been appointed by the British Judo Association (BJA) in the newly created role of head coach as the sport seeks to end a run of Olympics without a medal in London 2012.