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 →

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 →

Published on: 03/12/2021 – 21:48Amended: 03/12/2021 – 21:49 French judo coach Alain Schmitt, accused by Olympic judo champion Margaux Pinot of domestic violence, said on Friday he had simply defended himself in a fight he allegedly started. Pinot, who won mixed team gold at the Tokyo Olympics, accused Schmitt –Read More →