23 Feb, 2024
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Judo-loving Israel cheers the return of the World Tour

Just three months after Israel hosted the prestigious Masters’ tournament in Jerusalem, the World Judo Tour has returned to Tel Aviv, and was welcomed in typical fashion with a stadium full of judo-crazy fans eagerly anticipating each fight. Canadian rivalry At -57kgs, Jessica Klimkait finally secured victory over her teammate and rival Christa Deguchi in […]

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What will happen to Qatar’s World Cup Stadiums?

It’s hard to believe it has been two months since the World Cup final took place in Qatar. The iconic player posters that lit up the city’s skyscrapers have all gone. The ticketing booths, Hayya Service Centres and other tournament help points have been replaced, and the pre-tournament look has returned to the country.  And, […]

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Paris Grand Slam Day 2: The king is back

The crowd at the 2023 Paris Grand Slam buzzed with excitement over the return of 10-time World Champion Teddy Riner.  And IJF President Marius Vizer gave the Judo family more to celebrate by signing a contract with Kazakhstan Judo Federation President Kuanyshbek Yessekeev that will add Astana and Almaty to the World Judo Tour. A […]