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IJF officially cancels Grand Slam Tokyo

23 Sep 2020 09:35

In the light of the continued uncertainty still existing around the Covid-19 pandemic, along with considering the fact that Japan is the hosting country of the Olympic Games, the IJF needs to be extra cautious when planning events in Japan. Therefore, it was decided to cancel the Tokyo Grand Slam, previously scheduled to take place in Japan this December. Read more

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Throwback to a controversial win Douillet vs Shinohara

22 Sep 2020 16:00

One became Minister of Sports, the other TV celeb, the final of the Sydney Olympic Games between David Douillet of France and Shinichi Shinohara was a legendary and controversial match. Exactly 20 years later JudoInside looks back to that day at 22 September 2000, drawn up by Barnaby Chesterman on behalf of The World of Judo Magazine. Read more

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Budapest Grand Slam under pressure but still scheduled

22 Sep 2020 15:55

With everything starting to go back to normal, the International Judo Federation has been putting sports back and scheduling them on the sporting calendar but that doesn’t seem easy. Read more

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Throwback to one of the most beautiful ippons ever

21 Sep 2020 20:25

There was never any doubt from the moment that Kosei Inoue stepped off the mat at 21 September 2000 in Sydney, 18 seconds after his first contest had begun, that Kosei Inoue of Japan would dominate the limelight on this special day of the 2000 Sydney Judo competition. JudoInside was with Inoue in a closed area just in advance of the press conference to share some magic moments of that day. In my imagination Inoue launched one of the most beautiful ippons ever. We look back to 21 September 2000, drawn up by Barnaby Chesterman on behalf of The World of Judo Magazine, 20 years ago. Read more

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Throwback Sydney with gold for Dutchman Mark Huizinga

20 Sep 2020 12:35

Netherlands experienced a legendary judo day 20 years ago at the Sydney Olympic Games. Mark Huizinga became the first (and last) Olympic Champion for his country after legends Anton Geesink and Wim Ruska. 20 September changed Huizinga’s life. JudoInside was the one of the first to picture Mark just after the event. We look back to 20 September 2000, drawn up by Barnaby Chesterman on behalf of The World of Judo Magazine. Read more

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Grand Slam Tokyo cancelled

19 Sep 2020 15:15

The International Judo Federation has decided not to hold the Tokyo Grand Slam as scheduled from Dec. 11-13 amid coronavirus infection concerns, a source close to the matter told Kyodo News on Saturday. Read more

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Throwback 19 Sep 2000 Severine Vandenhende shows France the way

19 Sep 2020 14:10

At the Olympic Games of 2000 France had to wait a long time for a gold, but at 19 September 2000 Severine Vandenhende finally gave France its first Olympic title in Sydney. Fifteen years later Vandenhende helps the younger judoka to success. JudoInside witnessed the Olympic Games in Sydney with each day new miracles at perhaps the best ever Games. We throwback to 19 September 2000, drawn up by Barnaby Chesterman on behalf of The World of Judo Magazine. Read more

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