“],”renderIntial”:true,”wordCount”:350}”> Since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine last month, the response from the global sporting community has been significant to say the least. On February 28, the International Olympic Committee formally recommended that “international sports federations and organizers of sports events do not invite or allow the participation ofRead More →

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 →

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 →

Judo is a dynamic sport, constantly exposed to new training and competition situations. As a new Olympic cycle is about to begin with the Olympic qualification for Paris 2024 from May 2022, the IJF is adapting the refereeing rules to reflect the development needs of our sport. Due to theRead 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 →