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Jobless Olympic Champion Emilie Andéol: "Sometimes I regret being an Olympic champion"

3 Dec 2019 14:05

2016 Olympic Champion Emilie Andéol represented France for years and she won the most beautiful medals with obviously the 2016 Olympics as ultimate medal. But in this difficult period she admits: “Sometimes, I regret being an Olympic champion, the fall would have been less hard.” Read more

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Peter Seisenbacher sentenced to prison for five years

2 Dec 2019 17:30

Peter Seisenbacher was sentenced to a five-year prison term. He was sentenced for severe sexual abuse of minors, sexual abuse of minors and abuse of a relationship of authority. He was found guilty of the charges in full. A Vienna regional court convicted Seisenbacher of the crimes, which took place in the Austrian capital between 1999 and 2004. Read more

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Saeid Mollaei gets Mongolian passport

1 Dec 2019 17:10

Saeid Mollaei is going to fight for Mongolia at the Masters in Qingdao. Mollaei visited the President of Mongolia, the former Judo Association President Khaltmaagiin Battulga who handed out the passport to the 2018 World Champion who fled from Iran and was promised a German citizenship recently. In Qingdao Mollaei was supposed to fight under the International Refugee Team. However at the website of the IJF you already see him in the team of Mongolia to confirm the transfer of the year. Read more

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Koreans dominate Asian Open in Hong Kong with seven gold

1 Dec 2019 17:00

Korea was the best nation at the Asian Open in Hong Kong of this weekend. Korea captured seven gold medals. Mongolia and Chinese Taipei both took two gold medals. Korea claimed three of the four men’s titles on Sunday. On Saturday though it was Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia that won gold. Interesting was that U73kg category with winner Makhmadbek Makhmadbekov. Read more

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Ilias Iliadis boosts Uzbek team with experience and motivation

29 Nov 2019 12:55

It was nine years ago since Uzbekistan captured multiple medals at the Grand Slam in Tokyo. A remarkable results, perhaps with a little magic of Ilias Ilias, Uzbekistan’s new head coach. On the last day of the Grand Slam in Osaka, Davlat Bobonov and Alisher Yusupov captured a medal for their country. Read more

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Italy bids successful for Junior Worlds in 2021

29 Nov 2019 12:20

The International Judo Federation and the Federazione Italiana Judo Lotta Karate Arti Marziali (FIJLKAM) penned a contract agreement on Friday for Italy’s national judo federation to host the 2021 Junior World Championships in the resort city of Olbia. The previous Junior Worlds were held in Marrakech last October. In 1986 the Junior Worlds were held in the Italian capital Rome. Read more

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British coach Kate Howey lyrical about Gemma Howell

28 Nov 2019 13:25

Having coached her for 16 years, Kate Howey is in no doubt that Gemma Howell will live up to her dreams and win judo gold at Tokyo 2020. Howey, the only British woman to have won two Olympic judo medals – silver in Sydney and bronze in Barcelona – has coached Howell since the Stafford-born judoka was just 13 years old, seeing her overcome multiple injuries throughout her career. Read more

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