/ Sep 14, 2016

Judo group hails Polish parliament scuffle throw

A run-of-the-mill press conference at Poland’s parliament this week took an unexpected turn when a scuffle broke out and — to the delight of social media — ended with a judo move.“Minimum effort — maximum effect,” the Polish Judo Association tweeted after a conservative ...

Aug 17, 2016

Japanese youth volunteers arrive in Phnom Penh to coach judo

A group of youth volunteers dispatched to Cambodia by the Japanese government to coach judo arrived in the capital Phnom Penh on Tuesday.The university students, from Tokyo and Nara Prefecture, were accompanied by team leader Gotaro Ogawa, a former Japanese ambassador to Cambodia who ...

Japan sweeps judo middleweight golds at Rio

/ / Aug 11, 2016

Japan sweeps judo middleweight golds at Rio

Japan swept the judo gold medals at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Wednesday, taking the top spot in both men’s and women’s middleweight divisions.Haruka Tachimoto struck gold first by defeating triple world champion Yuri Alvear in the women’s 70-kg division. Despite being penalized ...

Judo icon Nomura announces retirement

/ Aug 31, 2015

Judo icon Nomura announces retirement

Three-time Olympic men’s 60-kg champion Tadahiro Nomura announced his retirement on Monday, saying his body has finally given in.“I began to feel my physical limit,” the 40-year-old Nomura said at a news conference. “I’ve done everything I can. I have no regrets.” Nomura, who ...