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Montréal Grand Prix: Promising Canadian Judokas get a Taste of the Real Thing

Bringing a Grand Prix to Canada provides more than merely judo promotion on home soil.

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Laos judoka scores first win on World Judo Tour

Although Soukphaxay Sithisane didn’t make it to the third round, the 23-year old athlete from Laos ...

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Interview with Judo Canada President Michael Tamura: “We can showcase our athletes on home soil”

On the eve of the inaugural Montréal Grand Prix, IJF Media had a chat with Judo Canada President Michael ...

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IJF Ambassador Nadia Comaneci: “Hopefully my history here in Montréal will motivate other athletes to be the best they can be”

Today, 4 July, after the draw of the Judo Grand Prix in Montréal, five-time Olympic champion and legendary ...

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Belgian Van Tichelt returns to practice on Tatami after Knee Surgery

Great judo news in Belgium last week. The ‘Bear from Brecht’, as bronze Olympian Dirk Van Tichelt ...

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Mixed Zone Chat with Sagi Muki adding another Gold to his Collection

Ekaterinburg Grand Slam winner Sagi Muki (ISR) has positioned himself as a major contender for World ...

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Popole Misenga: Refugee with a Judo Mission

After being selected to the IOC Refugee Team for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and a single participation ...

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Brasilia Grand Slam Observer present in Baku

Matheus Theotonio da Silva is present at the Baku Grand Slam as an observer.

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Mixed Zone Chat with Gemma Howell pocketing 1st GS Hardware

British Gemma Howell (-70kg) was ecstatic winning bronze at the Baku Grand Slam.

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The Third Athlete on the Tatami

True. At every bout everyone’s eyes are focused on the judokas in blue and white judogi battling it ...

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Mixed Zone Chat with Rafaela Silva, pocketing first Grand Slam Gold

A first golden Grand Slam medal for Olympic champion Rafaela SILVA (BRA) ruling the -57kg weight category ...

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Mixed Zone Chat with Golden Laura Martinez Abelenda

In the women’s lightweight category -48kg, the final bout resulted in a ‘Spanish’ affair with a ...