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Double Olympic Champion Peter Seisenbacher faces worldwide search warrant

16 Jan 2017 14:55

Peter Seisenbacher is facing a world wide international arrest warrant. The double Olympic gold medallist of 1984 and 1988 failed to show up for his trial in Vienna, where he is accused of molesting two young girls. His lawyer claims he is not aware of the athlete's whereabouts. Read more

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Mongolian 2012 Olympic medallist Sainjargal Nyam-Ochir retires

16 Jan 2017 12:45

2012 Olympic bronze medallist Sainjargal Nyam-Ochir announced to retire. He was next in the line of many retirements since the Olympic Games. Previously in his category Dex Elmont and Hiroyuki Akimoto announced to retire. Read more

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Juan Carlos Barcos satisfied about first event with new rules

16 Jan 2017 10:15

Last weekend the first event was held with the new rules. The African Open in Tunis is traditionally the first event. IJF Head of Refereeing Juan Carlos Barcos who was present in Tunis was satisfied about the first test. Read more

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France and Tunisia strong at Judo African Open

15 Jan 2017 19:25

Just like Saturday France was the strongest country on Sunday's African Open. France captured three additional titles, making nine, whilst Tunisia took two gold medals making three in total. Just 49 participants had to fight on Sunday. Read more

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French judoka impress at first event with new rules

14 Jan 2017 20:35

France have won six out of the eight gold medals at the first Continental open of the season. The African Open in Tunis was the first ocassion where the new rules were applicable. The French men won all categories and only Tunisia's Olfa Saoudi and Cristina Cabana Perez of Spain won their categories. Read more

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Judo coach Michael Bazynski to Dutch Judo Association

13 Jan 2017 09:55

The Dutch Judo Association have added Michael Bazynski to its coaching staff. The former 58-year old German women's headcoach was active for eight years in Germany and now moved to Arnhem, where the Dutch national training centre is based since last year. Read more

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Teddy Riner gained some redundant weight

12 Jan 2017 09:15

Teddy Riner took advantage of his medal, won at the Rio Games. A little too much, even: it now counts to lose twenty kilos in three weeks to regain form. News with a smile as we don't have to worry too much about Big Teddy who's 8 time World Champion. Read more

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