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Small but good field at first Grand Slam since Olympic Games

27 Oct 2016 16:10

The fourth Grand Slam of the season is due in Abu Dhabi starting on Friday. 157 Judoka from 34 countries have been linked in the draw which resulted in some tasty matches. Despite the low amount of participants, some of the finest athletes can be seen in the capital of the UAE. Special guest at the draw was Ilias Iliadis, while IJF Head Sports Director Vladimir Barta conducted the draw. Read more

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Ilias Iliadis among the guests in Abu Dhabi

27 Oct 2016 16:05

The IJF World Judo Tour has stopped in Croatia (Zagreb Grand Prix) and Uzbekistan (Tashkent Grand Prix) following the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and has now arrived in Abu Dhabi for the penultimate Grand Slam of the year. Grand Slams have been held in Paris (France), Baku (Azerbaijan) and Tyumen (Russia) already this year with the season set to finish in December with the fifth and final Grand Slam in Tokyo (Japan). Triple World Champion and 2004 Olympic Champion Ilias Iliadis watched the draw this time from another point of view and saw some good matches to look out for. Read more

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Great matches expected in Abu Dhabi in womens division

27 Oct 2016 15:55

The United Arab Emirates is the setting for the fourth IJF Grand Slam of the 2016 season from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October and marks the return of a number of Rio 2016 Olympic medallists who will compete for the first time since Brazil. Read more

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Japanese judo star Kaori Matsumoto is going to marry

26 Oct 2016 16:40

Kaori Matsumoto, the current World Champion and bronze medallist at the Olympic Games is going to marry. Breaking many men’s hearts, she found her expected husband in her own country and he is a cook! The Japanese judo star introduced her future husband to her father who was also a cook. Her father, 63 year old Kenji Matsumoto, who was a boxer and cook in a Chinese restaurant. Read more

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International Judo Federation and Hakuhodo prolong contract for four years

24 Oct 2016 16:35

At the annual Sportel conference in Monaco, the International Judo Federation signed an important agreement with Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Incorporated. Read more

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Haruna Asami, Yoshie Ueno and Ayumi Tanimoto added to coaching staff Japan

23 Oct 2016 20:10

The two-time world champion Haruna Asami who recently retired as professional career will join the coaching staff of the seniors and the junior national team of Japan. Read more

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Former judoka Sezer Huysuz elected as Turkish Judo Federation President

23 Oct 2016 15:40

The Turkish Judo Federation congress have chosen former top judoka Sezer Huysuz as its new president. At the ordinary general congress in Ankara on 22th October Huysuz won the elections with two candidates. Huysuz is elected for a term of four years. Former president Fatih Uysal who led the federations since 2008, decided not to continue his duty. Read more

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