Olympic Games Tokyo - Event

Olympic Games Tokyo

  • Date: 24 Jul 2021 - 30 Jul 2021
  • Place: Tokyo, Japan
  • Type: Olympic Games
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What to do with 13 nominated Japanese athletes for the Games?

11 May 2020 09:50

Following the postponement of the Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic, Japan's judo governing body faces a difficult decision on athlete selection for the rescheduled Tokyo Games. Read more

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Joakim Dvarby has unfinished business in Tokyo

20 Apr 2020 10:20

At the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo Swedish heavyweight Joakim Dvärby showed that he is a real fighter when he continued fighting despite a broken ankle in his previous fight. Joakim Dvärby wants to earn his place in the Olympic village and is well on the way to fulfil his dream. Dvärby talked to Diana Suess about the 2016 Olympic qualification, fighting in the home country of judo and his weight class change. “I want to make it to the Olympics myself and not just as a training partner” Read more

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Irishman Ben Fletcher fights for family and country

16 Apr 2020 08:25

While he competed under the Union Jack at the Olympic Games in Rio, Ben Fletcher will display the Irish tricolour at the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year. The heavyweight is the first Irish judoka to win a Grand Prix gold medal and a Grand Slam medal and could add "the first Olympic medal in judo for Ireland" to this list. In addition to his reasons for the change, Ben Fletcher spoke with Diana Suess about his relationship with his similarly successful sister Megan Fletcher (U70) and his 2016 Olympic experience. Read more

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Shohei Ono puts Olympic delay in perspective

15 Apr 2020 10:30

Japanese judoka Shohei Ono is taking the challenge of the unprecedented one-year Olympic postponement due to the coronavirus pandemic in his stride as he prepares to defend his 73-kilogram title on home soil next summer in Tokyo. Read more

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Judo in the time of Covid-19: Jessica Klimkait

31 Mar 2020 11:00

Three times IJF World Tour gold medalist, Jessica Klimkait, is one of Canada's top prospects for the Tokyo Olympics. She is currently No. 2 in the Olympic qualifications ranking, so Jessica has obviously qualified. But to be her country's pick for the Games (now rescheduled to the summer of 2021), she needs to overcome her domestic rival, whom she has yet beat. This could have been her year. Judocrazy’s Oon Yeoh spoke to the Canadian. Read more