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Saeid Mollaei officially recognised a refugee in Germany

2 Nov 2019 13:50

It's a decision that Saeid Mollaei has been waiting for weeks. It is now official. The 2018 World Champion, who had taken refuge in Germany after the Tokyo 2019 World Championships, has just received the official notice from the German Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF - ‘Bundesamt für Migration und Flucht’) that he can now benefit from the status of 'Recognized Refugee'. Read more


Oceania Open in Perth awards Grand Prix points

2 Nov 2019 01:10

Interesting points are for grab at the Oceania Open this weekend in Perth. International judo comes back to Western Australia and the City of Perth, for the second time, from 3-4 November. Officially it’s the Oceania Open, but there are Grand Prix points available, with 700 points for the winners in Australia. Read more


Eteri Liparteliani sets new records at U23 Europeans

1 Nov 2019 16:55

As expected Russia was the strongest day at the first day of the European U23 Championships in Izhevsk. With three gold medals the Russian team took the majority of the medals. Belgian Amber Ryheul captured the title for women U52kg and Eteri Liparteliani keeps on continuing impressive medals, this time with European U23 gold. Read more


Minimal interest for European U23 Championships in Izhevsk

30 Oct 2019 17:30

Russia has a tradition in the age class U23 years. The European U23 Championships return to Russia as in 2011 in Tyumen and 2006 in Moscow the event was held in Russia. This edition will be held in Izhevsk, a city where Russian Junior Championships were held some years ago. It’s a city of over 600,000 people in the Ural where the temperature is below zero. Read more


Jorge Fonseca survived his darkest period in life

30 Oct 2019 10:05

At 30 August Jorge Fonseca became the first man to become World Champion for Portugal. Suddenly all the work and efforts were paid out in a medal. Besides the extraordinary achievement, it was very special because of a his physical condition a few years ago where Fonseca was diagnosed with cancer. Read more


SC Berlin mourns the passing of coach Jochen Bech

30 Oct 2019 08:50

German coach and former multiple German champion Jochen Bech passed away on Saturday at the age of 69. Members of his club SC Berlin are mourning for their successful fighter and coach after his illness. His life was judo, which began in his hometown Görlitz. At the age of 16, he was the youngest member of the Dan graduate in East Germany. Read more


New York names ‘Rusty’ Kanokogi Way in Brooklyn

29 Oct 2019 08:40

A street in New York City has been named after the late Rena “Rusty” Kanokogi, an American woman known as the “mother of women’s judo,” for her efforts to make the sport an Olympic event. A ceremony was held Sunday and attended by her family, local council members and judo officials to commemorate the naming of the street “Rena ‘Rusty’ Kanokogi Way” in Brooklyn, where Kanokogi was born. Read more

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