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Judo Bundesliga suspends competition

13 Mar 2020 12:30

The German Judo Association (DJB) has decided to suspend competition operations in all DJB leagues for the time being and for the time being without limitation. This regulation applies to the protection of athletes and all those involved from now on. Read more

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German Olympic medallist Wolfgang Hofmann passed away

12 Mar 2020 15:25

Germany’s first Olympic medallist Wolfgang Hofmann died on Thursday morning. In 1964 the Cologne native won the silver medal in the class up to 80 kg in Tokyo. Only a few days before his 79th birthday came the sad news of his death. Read more

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How the Corona virus affected the athletes at first place

12 Mar 2020 11:30

The IJF World Tour came to a hold due to Covid-19, the Coronavirus. The boys of Fighting Films spoke to various athletes on Team Superstar, how the measures affected them, including their concerns for the Judo community, future tournaments, and the Olympic Games. Read more

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IJF extends Olympic qualification period

10 Mar 2020 19:40

During an extraordinary meeting of the International Judo Federation about the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, the Executive Committee took the following three unanimous decisions to guaranty the safety of the whole judo family as well as the fairness of the sport: Read more

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Bilodid family awarded in the Ukraine

10 Mar 2020 18:30

In the Ukraine three judoka were nominated at a special ceremony in the Ukraine’s sport industry. Double World Champion Daria Bilodid, was announced as the athlete of the year, but she was not the only member of the Bilodid household to receive a prize on that day. Her parents, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Genadiy Bilodid, won the award for best coach of the year. Read more

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Shohei Ono wants to become coach after his career

10 Mar 2020 08:55

Shohei Ono is currently the most sensational judoka on the planet, probably in the last decade. He is on his way to his second Olympic gold medal, this time in own house. The IJF gave him some small questions to answer to get to know him better as a person behind his judo personality. Read more

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All Olympic Qualification Events cancelled until end of April

9 Mar 2020 23:10

In light of the continuous new developments in the COVID-19 crisis and the deterioration of the situation in many countries, traveling has become more and more risky, and so have become any public gatherings. Read more