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Where is Russia's promise Mikhail Igolnikov

10 Dec 2019 16:25

Last week Mikhail Igolnikov was on the list for the IJF Masters. Recently he last competed at the Oceania Open in Perth, Australia. His journey halfway around the world, was well rewarded as he came away with 700 points, elevating him to 11th in the World Rankings at U90kg, sitting comfortably in pole position for Russia in the Olympic qualifying zone. This week he was kept out of the list for the Masters in Qingdao. Read more


Russian sport heavily penalised with four year ban by WADA

9 Dec 2019 11:30

Russia is on course to have its presence and participation in international sport severely curtailed for four years, after World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) leaders today endorsed the recommendations of the Agency’s Compliance Review Committee (CRC). But the sanctions stop short of a blanket ban on Russian athletes. WADA said the decision was unanimous. The latest ban leaves the door open for Russian athletes, who can prove they are not tainted by the scandal, to compete as neutral athletes. Read more


Masters in Qingdao with promising Japanese team

9 Dec 2019 11:15

The last event for this year is preparing for the ultimate Masters in Qingdao, in the year in advance of the Olympic Games next year in Tokyo. This time Japan sent an awesome team of 10 men and 10 women. Some super clashes may again lead to an all Japanese final. Read more

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