Judo

— 24 August 2022

Judo wants a place

After rowing, another Olympic sport wants to enter the Commonwealth Games at the next edition, scheduled for 2026 in the Australian state of Victoria. Judo is currently campaigning to... Read more »

— 2 August 2022

Olympic champion sent to prison

Nasty business. Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar, the first Olympic gold medallist in Mongolian history, has been sentenced by the justice of his country to spend the next 16 years of his... Read more »

— 1 August 2022

Montpellier does double duty

The decision was in the pipeline since last spring, it is now official: the French city of Montpellier, in the Hérault, will host the European Judo Championships in 2023.... Read more »

— 3 March 2022

The Russians will be able to fight

The International Judo Federation (IJF) took its time before announcing its position on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Without much surprise, it chose the camp of the moderates. The... Read more »

— 28 February 2022

Putin loses a belt

The sanction may seem anecdotal, but it speaks volumes about Russia’s isolation in the international sports movement since its invasion of Ukraine. The International Judo Federation (IJF) announced on... Read more »

— 10 September 2021

Algerian judoka suspended for ten years

The sanction has fallen. Heavy but without surprise. The International Judo Federation (IJF) has imposed a 10-year suspension on the Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine and his coach Amar Benikhlef,... Read more »

— 30 April 2021

Iran suspended for four years

New episode in the soap opera of Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei, forced by his federation to lose a match at the 2019 Worlds, in order to avoid meeting an... Read more »