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Top sports court cancels Iranian judo federation's suspension

Judo Mar 2, 2021

Top sports court cancels Iranian judo federation's suspension

The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday canceled the suspension of the Iranian judo federation, imposed after it ordered judoka Saeid Mollaei not to fight against an Israeli. The CAS said it was referring the case back to the International Judo Federation which imposed ...

Judo federation head Yasuhiro Yamashita hints at stepping down

Judo Feb 27, 2021

Judo federation head Yasuhiro Yamashita hints at stepping down

Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita on Friday hinted he may quit as the head of the All Japan Judo Federation following allegations one of its former executive officers engaged in harassment of a staff member. Yamashita said there have been no penalties imposed on ...

Yoko Ono wins 70-kg gold, two more Japanese silver at Doha Masters

Judo Jan 13, 2021

Yoko Ono wins 70-kg gold, two more Japanese silver at Doha Masters

Yoko Ono defeated Russia's Madina Taimazova in the women's 70-kilogram final as Japan won medals in three of four weight classes contested Tuesday at the invitation-only International Judo Federation World Masters in Doha, Qatar. In addition to Ono's gold medal, Japan's second in as many ...

Marathon man: Hifumi Abe clinches Olympic judo berth in epic playoff

Judo Dec 13, 2020

Marathon man: Hifumi Abe clinches Olympic judo berth in epic playoff

Hifumi Abe booked his place in the Tokyo Olympics next summer with a yusei win in a grueling 24-minute bout against reigning world champion Joshiro Maruyama on Sunday in the men's 66-kg division playoff. The unprecedented one-off showdown at the Kodokan Judo Institute pitted Maruyama ...

Japan's women still fighting for equality in judo

More Sports / Judo Jul 16, 2020

Japan's women still fighting for equality in judo

Judo's founder Jigoro Kano was decades ahead of his time by empowering women to take up a sport that prizes technique over brute force. But Japan's female judoka have long grappled for equality, enduring discrimination and a headline-grabbing abuse scandals even while they were winning ...

Japan to keep qualified judo team in place for 2021

Judo May 15, 2020

Japan to keep qualified judo team in place for 2021

Judoka already named to Japan's 2020 Olympic team will not have to qualify again for the games that have been postponed until 2021, the All Japan Judo Federation decided Friday. The body's development and executive committees, meeting online in an extraordinary session, rejected calls to ...