May 10 - Japan's double Olympic judo gold medallist Ryoko Tani (pictured) is to stand for the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DJP) in the country's upcoming Upper House election, it was announced today.
By Duncan Mackay
British Sports Internet Writer of the Year
May 9 - China's judoka Tong Wen, who claimed the women's 78-kilogram title at the Beijing Olympic Games, has been banned for two years for doping and is set to miss the chance to defend her title at London in 2012.
By Mike Rowbottom
April 24 - Karina Bryant (picturedin white) has won bronze at the 2010 European Judo Championships in Vienna - the seventh European medal of her career.
April 23 - Euan Burton (pictured) won the third European bronze of his judo career today at the Championships taking place in Vienna - the first medal of the Championships so far for Great Britain.
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.
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.