Last weekend we saw current Junior World and European Champion Anna Monta OLEK (GER) claim gold at her first Senior European Open in Warsaw, Poland in the Under 78 category. kg. Anna Monta is currently ranked number 36 in the world and is aiming to make a real statement inRead More →

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sparked global condemnation and the country is suspended from international sporting events. Many sports federations have banned or restricted the participation of Russia and its athletes in international tournaments. This was after the IOC Executive Board issued an “urgent recommendation not to hold any sportingRead More →

ALL SMILES Members of the women’s judo team pose with their bronze medals during the 2019 Southeast Asian Games award ceremony. Left to right: Khrizzie Pabulayan, Ma. Jeanalane Lopez, Megumi Delgado, Ryoko Salinas and Mariya Takahashi. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO THE Philippines won three gold, one silver and nine bronze medals inRead More →

The second day of the 2022 Paris Grand Slam began with a special celebration, as International Judo Federation President Marius Vizer presented Saudi Judo Federation President Abdulaziz Albassam with the statue of Jigoro Kano, in recognition of their Judo Peace Prize. Meanwhile, spectators inside the AccorHotels Arena witnessed a thrillingRead More →

Ukrainian judo star Georgii Zantaraia has ended his professional career. Ukrainian national team head coach Vitaly Dubrova announced Zantaraia’s decision. The Olympic Games were Zantaraia’s last competition where he played two fights but lost his second in the round of 16. The Ukrainian team’s mentor noted that the 2020 OlympicsRead More →

We feel a little guilty putting our colleagues to work before the holidays. While most are preparing special lunches and dinners, we ask them to look back once more before the end of the year. They are our photographers and they keep the memory of judo, in its most difficultRead More →