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Record low participation at Grand Prix Qingdao hosting 155 athletes

17 Nov 2016 11:45

Since the Olympic Games in Rio Qingdao is the fourth city to host an IJF World Tour event. The Qingdao Grand Prix 2016 draw took place on the eve of the competition at the Diamond Hall within the Qingdao Guoxin Stadium. This event will host 15 nations and 155 judoka (87 men, 68 women) over the next three days. The previous low record was in 2009 at the first edition with 158 athletes. Last year 379 judoka participated. Read more

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Grand Prix Qingdao moves to northern city of Hohhot in 2017

17 Nov 2016 11:15

The Grand Prix of Qingdao is set to start for the last time in the harbor city. The Qingdao Grand Prix was first held in 2009 and is one of the longest-running events on the IJF World Judo Tour. Qingdao’s top sports event has been an annual leg of the tour since then but this year marks a farewell as China’s judo showpiece will move next year to Hohhot, the Capital of Inner Mongolia in North China. The field starts with just 68 women but including the two top Chinese heavyweights Ma and Yu. Read more

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Play now with Judo Inside Coach Game for GP Qingdao

17 Nov 2016 09:50

You can now play with JudoInside’s coach game. Be the coach of your fantasy team and select the 10 favourites players for this week’s IJF Grand Prix in Qingdao. Register your team, choose a team name and select 10 players who will collect points once they reach the podium. Read more

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Rafaela Silva and Majlinda Kelmendi awarded for their international impact

16 Nov 2016 09:10

Rafaela Silva and Majlinda Kelmendi were among the winners of the annual ANOC gala held in Doha in Qatar on Tuesday. Both the Brazilian and Kosova Olympic Committee received the awards from this international platform for National Olympic Committees. Read more

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Odette Giuffrida looks back at Olympic silver performance

15 Nov 2016 17:00

Odette Giuffrida is walking on pink clouds, totally in love wither her sport judo. As second youngest medallist behind Ami Kondo, the Italian silver medallist looks back with a huge smile on her face thanking her coach Dario Romano about the lessons learned, the path walked and the knowledge shared. On her Instagram account Giuffrida shares her emotions with us. Read more


Loïc Korval makes international comeback at Grand Slam Tokyo

15 Nov 2016 12:50

After a suspension of six months Loïc Korval is back on track. The European Champion of 2014 in Montpellier and silver medallist at the European Games 2015 won a silver medal at the French Championships U73kg last weekend and is now selected for the Grand Slam in Tokyo. Read more

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Teddy Riner in Doha to campaign for Paris 2024 Olympic bid

15 Nov 2016 09:35

Teddy Riner is campaigning for the French bid for the Olympic Games in 2024. In 2017 the IOC will announce the organizing city and successor of Tokyo. One of the bidding cities in Paris and the double Olympic champion is currently in Doha in Qatar on the occasion of the meeting of all national Olympic Committees to raise the interest to vote for Paris next year September in Lima. Read more

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