More Sports / Judo Aug 17, 2017

Ebinuma nominated for key post with International Judo Federation

Masashi Ebinuma, a two-time Olympic bronze medalist in the men's 66-kg division, is among 17 judoka nominated for the nine available places on the International Judo Federation's Athletes' Commission, the organization said Wednesday. Five judoka will be elected to represent their counterparts for a four-year ...

Abe makes history with Grand Prix win

More Sports / Judo Feb 25, 2017

Abe makes history with Grand Prix win

Sixteen-year-old Uta Abe became the youngest judoka in history to earn a Grand Prix title when she won the women's 52-kg division Friday. According to the International Judo Federation, Abe, who is a first-year student at Shukugawa Gakuin High School in Kobe, is also the ...

More Sports / Judo Dec 24, 2016

Ono honored as Judoka of Year

Shohei Ono won the International Judo Federation's Judoka of the Year Award for men on Friday after capturing his first Olympic medal in Rio de Janeiro, where he triumphed in the men's 73-kg category. Ono, 24, received 2,166 votes on the IJF Facebook page, ahead ...

More Sports / Judo Dec 10, 2016

IJF announces new regulations

The International Judo Federation on Friday announced new regulations that will apply for the next Olympic cycle at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Among the new rules are the scrapping of the yuko evaluation of technique points, leaving only ippon and waza-ari, and the duration of ...

More Sports / Judo Aug 6, 2016

Tokyo awarded 2019 judo worlds

Tokyo was selected to host the 2019 World Judo Championships following an International Judo Federation executive committee meeting on Friday. IJF executive Yasuhiro Yamashita wants the championships to serve as a test event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with the event set to be held ...

More Sports / Judo May 31, 2016

Japan locks up spots in all judo divisions for Rio Games

Japan has once again secured berths in all 14 judo weight categories for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the International Judo Federation released the latest world rankings on Monday. According to the qualification guideline set by the IJF, the top 14 men and top ...

More Sports / Judo Aug 26, 2014

Tokyo expected to host 2019 or 2020 judo worlds: Vizer

Tokyo will likely host the 2018 or 2019 World Judo Championships as part of the buildup to the 2020 Olympics, International Judo Federation President Marius Vizer said Tuesday. "Paris and Tokyo are candidates," Vizer said, when asked which cities could host the competition in the ...