Russian President Vladimir Putin was recently stripped of his judo title, but experts say he uses the same principles of the martial art in his cyber warfare strategy: using an opponent’s force against him. Putin, a huge judo fan, lost his status as “president and honorary ambassador” of the InternationalRead 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 →

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 →

On Wednesday February 2, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Johannesburg time, the ‘Connected by Judo’ program was officially launched, in the presence of all the actors of this innovative project, the result of a partnership between the International Judo Federation and the UNHCR. , with the support of the Grand DuchyRead More →

The Combat Institute of Australia’s National Performance Center – located at Melbourne’s Lakeside Stadium – will officially open tomorrow. The opening of the Performance Center – an athlete-centred performance facility for Australia’s top taekwondo and judo athletes – will see participation from representatives from the Victorian Institute of Sport, CombatAUS,Read 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 →

A national judoka training camp took place in Yaoundé yesterday, December 30, 2021. The Cameroonian Judo Federation has embarked on training young people to practice judo. It is with this in mind that a national training camp for athletes took place at the gymnasium of the National Higher Institute ofRead More →

Avram Grant. Photo: Medija centar Belgrade. Link: http://www.mc.rs/fotografija-avram-grant.1966.html?photoId=26079&eventId=8397 Three Algerian footballers have announced their withdrawal from a “legends” football match in Qatar to protest against the participation of an Israeli coach, Avram Grant. Rabah Madjer, Rafik Saifi and Rafik Hallich withdrew from the match, which took place at Al ThumamaRead More →