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Egyptian judoka sent home from Rio 2016 for 'handshake snub'
Islam El Shehaby is condemned by the Egyptian Olympic Committee and sent home for seemingly refusing to offer his hand to Israeli rival Or Sasson.
Aug 15, 22:51
Sally Conway of Scotland celebrates winning the Women's -70kg Bronze Medal Contest against Sunibala Huidrom on July 25, 2014
Sally Conway: 'I needed to be at my best'
British judoka Sally Conway admits that she needed to be at her best to achieve the bronze medal in the -70kg category at the Olympic Games.
Aug 10, 23:28
Kimberley Renicks celebrates winning gold for Scotland on July 24, 2014
Team GB's Kimberley Renicks out of Olympics
A shoulder problem means that Team GB's judoka Kimberley Renicks will miss this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
May 24, 16:54
Gold medalist Owen Livesey of England celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Men's -81kg Judo at SECC Precinct on July 25, 2014
Great Britain win eight medals at Glasgow European Open, Owen Livesey takes gold
Owen Livesey wins gold at the European Open in Glasgow to contribute to the eight judo medals won overall by Great Britain.
Oct 11, 10:23
Britain's Gemma Gibbons celebrates after winning against Mongolia's Lkhamdegd Purevjargal during their women's -78kg judo contest match of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 2, 2012
GB judo coach Jean Paul-Bell satisfied with World performances despite no medals
GB's elite performance judo coach Jean Paul-Bell insists that he is "really pleased" with the team's performance at the World Championships, despite no medals being won.
Sep 1, 09:41
Israel's Alice Schlesinger (white) competes with Austria's Hilde Drexler (blue) during their women's -63kg judo contest match of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 31, 2012
Kate Howey: 'Alice Schlesinger should have progressed further'
GB Elite Performance coach Kate Howey believes that Alice Schlesinger should have seen out her second-round encounter in the -63kg category at the World Championships.
Aug 28, 15:38
Team GB judoka Nekoda Smythe Davis at kitting out for the European Games in May 2015
Kate Howey tips Nekoda Davis to impress at next Olympic Games
GB Elite Performance coach Kate Howey tips Nekoda Davis to impress at next year's Olympic Games after reaching the last eight in the -57kg at the World Judo Championships.
Aug 27, 10:54
Sally Conway of Scotland celebrates winning the Women's -70kg Bronze Medal Contest against Sunibala Huidrom on July 25, 2014
GB Judo star Sally Conway aims to take London 2012 experience to Rio Olympics
Great Britain's Sally Conway claims that she will try to draw on her London 2012 experience at the Rio Olympics next year.
Aug 25, 10:23
Kimberley Renicks celebrates winning gold for Scotland on July 24, 2014
Judo star Kimberley Renicks: 'My sister Louise will push me to my limit'
Judo star Kimberley Renicks says that her sister Louise will push her to the limit to prepare for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Jul 28, 10:01
Scotland judo star Louise Renicks with her gold medal on July 24, 2014
British judoka Louise Renicks announces retirement due to injuries
British judoka Louise Renicks announces her retirement from the sport after injuries hampered her Rio 2016 campaign.
Jul 15, 14:13
Rob Holderness of Wales competes in the Men's 200m Breaststroke Heat 1 at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day one of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 24, 2014
Great Britain name squad for Tbilisi European Youth Olympic Festival
Great Britain name their squad of cyclists, gymnasts, judoka, swimmers and tennis players for the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi.
Jul 14, 15:01
Britain's Gemma Gibbons celebrates after winning against Mongolia's Lkhamdegd Purevjargal during their women's -78kg judo contest match of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 2, 2012
Great Britain's Gemma Gibbons wins gold at IJF Grand Prix in Mongolia
Great Britain's Gemma Gibbons grabs a gold medal in the 78kg final at the IJF Grand Prix in Mongolia.
Jul 7, 09:59
 Gold medalist Henk Grol of the Netherlands stands on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's Judo -100kg during day fifteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 27, 2015
Judo gold medal winner Henk Grol: 'I'm delighted to be back on top of podium'
Judo gold medal winner Henk Grol says that he feels "fantastic" to be on the top of the podium after victory in the -100kg final at the European Games.
Jun 28, 08:43
Gold medalist Emilie Andeol of France stands on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Judo +78kg on day fifteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 27, 2015
France's Emilie Andeol: 'I didn't expect European Games judo gold'
France's Emilie Andeol says that she was surprised to win the women's +78kg judo gold medal at the European Games.
Jun 28, 08:23
Gold medalist Adam Okruashvili of Georgia stands on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's Judo +100kg on day fifteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 27, 2015
Georgia's Adam Okruashvili: "I'm very happy with judo gold"
Judo gold medal winner Adam Okruashvili, from Georgia, insists that he did not feel pressure during his gold-medal match against Israel's Or Sasson.
Jun 27, 19:02
Frazer Chamberlain of Team GB during the Team GB kitting out ahead of Baku 2015 European Games on May 26, 2015
Team GB's Frazer Chamberlain: "I let everybody down"
Frazer Chamberlain insists that competing at the inaugural European Games was an "amazing experience", but one that was tinged with real disappointment.
Jun 27, 12:37
Gemma Gibbons of England reacts after defeat in the Women’s -78kg Judo gold medal final against Natalie Powell of Wales at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Precinct during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014
Team GB judoka Gemma Gibbons 'really frustrated' by defeat in Baku
Team GB judoka Gemma Gibbons admits that she is 'really frustrated' by her second-round defeat at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 27, 11:28
Ilham Zakiyev (white) of Azerbaijan celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's Visually Impaired gold medal match against Pominov Oleksandr (blue) of Russia during day fourteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 26, 201
Ilham Zakiyev: "I promised the president I would win"
Ilham Zakiyev, an Azerbaijani judo champion at the European Games in Baku, reveals that he had promised his country's president he would win gold.
Jun 27, 07:54
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Mission complete for ex-soldier Ilham Zakiyev
Ilham Zakiyev says that he has completed both of his missions after winning gold for Azerbaijan in the blind +90kg judo event at the European Games.
Jun 26, 20:01
Gemma Howell of Great Britain (white) reacts as Mia Hermansson of Sweden (blue) celebrates victory in the Women's Judo -63kg elimination round of 16 contest during day fourteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 26, 2015
Mia Hermansson: 'I feel bad for Great Britain's Gemma Howell'
Sweden's Mia Hermansson offers sympathy to Great Britain's Gemma Howell following her disappointing penalty exit at the European Games.
Jun 26, 13:50
Sally Conway of Scotland celebrates winning the Women's -70kg Bronze Medal Contest against Sunibala Huidrom on July 25, 2014
Team GB's Sally Conway remains upbeat on Rio 2016 chances
Sally Conway remains in a positive mood following her European Games exit at the hands of Hungary's Szabina Gercsak.
Jun 26, 13:32
Sally Conway of Scotland celebrates winning the Women's -70kg Bronze Medal Contest against Sunibala Huidrom on July 25, 2014
Team GB judoka Sally Conway positive after Baku disappointment
Team GB judoka Sally Conway tells Sports Mole that she is proud of her performance at the European Games despite losing in the quarter-final repechage.
Jun 26, 12:31
Simon Clegg, the British Olympic Team Chef de Mission pictured at a press conference held during the Team GB Kitting Out at the NEC on July 3, 2008
Operating officer Simon Clegg happy with integrating impaired and able athletes
Chief operating officer Simon Clegg is proud of integrating visually impaired athletes and able-bodied athletes at the European Games.
Jun 26, 11:24
Portugal's Telma Monteiro reacts as she wins the gold medal women's -57kg judo final match against Hungary's Hedvig Karakas at the 2015 European Games in Baku on June 25, 2015
Judo champion Telma Monteiro: Winning gold "unbelievable"
Four-time European champion Telma Monteiro says that it is "unbelievable" to win gold at the inaugural European Games in the women's -57kg judo event.
Jun 25, 19:43
Charline van Snick of Belgium celebrates victory over Ebru Sahin of Turkey in the Women's Judo -48kg Final during day thirteen of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 25, 2015
Belgium's Charline van Snick: 'I fought hard for judo gold'
Belgian judoka Charline van Snick says that she "deserves" her gold medal after fighting to overturn a doping ban less than a year before the European Games.
Jun 25, 18:42
Britain's Gemma Gibbons celebrates after winning against Mongolia's Lkhamdegd Purevjargal during their women's -78kg judo contest match of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 2, 2012
Gemma Gibbons contemplating retirement after 2016 Rio Olympics
Judo star Gemma Gibbons announces that she may retire after the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Jun 24, 12:52
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Jono Drane faces lengthy layoff with knee injury
Jono Drane's bid to make the judo team at next year's Paralympics are dealt a blow after he sustained a serious knee injury.
May 13, 11:14
Britain's Gemma Gibbons celebrates after winning against Mongolia's Lkhamdegd Purevjargal during their women's -78kg judo contest match of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 2, 2012
Gemma Gibbons "honoured" to feature at European Games
Great Britain's Gemma Gibbons admits that it is a "huge honour" to represent her country at the inaugural European Games in Baku in June.
Apr 23, 13:40
Lisa Kearney of Northern Ireland on the podium for the Women’s -52kg Gold medal contest at SECC Precinct during day one of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 24, 2014
Judoka Lisa Kearney bows out of Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Judoka Lisa Kearney admits that a knee injury will prevent her from qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Apr 16, 20:03
France's Loic Korval reacts at the Judo European Championships during the Men's Team match France vs Ukraine, in Montpellier, southern France, on April 27, 2014
France suspend European judo champion Loic Korval for missing drug tests
France suspend European judo champion Loic Korval for 10 months after missing three doping tests.
Mar 16, 09:54
Derrick Lewis punches Ruan Potts in their heavyweight bout during the UFC 184 event at Staples Center on February 28, 2015
Judo boss Sergey Soloveychick: "MMA is not a sport"
Mixed Martial Arts is "not a sport, it is some kind of show" according to the European Judo Union president.
Mar 7, 17:33
France's women judo team celebrates with their gold medals after the team competition at the World Judo Championships on in Chelyabinsk, on August 31, 2014
French Judo Federation warns judoka will be banned if they teach MMA
The French Judo Federation warns that anyone caught teaching mixed martial arts will be banned from judo.
Mar 2, 10:09
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Baku to host European Championships following Glasgow withdrawal
Baku will host the European Judo Championships in June after the competition was taken away from Glasgow.
Feb 23, 10:15
Sarah Adlington of Scotland celebrates victory over Jodie Myers of England in the Women’s +78kg Judo gold medal final at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Precinct during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014
2015 European Judo Championships withdrawn from Glasgow
The 2015 European Judo Championships are withdrawn from hosts Glasgow due to a dispute between the British Judo Association and the European Judo Union.
Feb 16, 09:49
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International Judo Federation implement new rules against match fixing
The International Judo Federation introduce rules against match fixing to warn against any future cases.
Jan 5, 09:51
Israel's Alice Schlesinger (white) competes with Austria's Hilde Drexler (blue) during their women's -63kg judo contest match of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 31, 2012
Israeli judoka Alice Schlesinger could compete for Great Britain in Rio 2016
Israeli judoka Alice Schlesinger could represent Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympics after falling out with her federation.
Dec 30, 09:25
Sally Conway of Scotland celebrates winning the Women's -70kg Bronze Medal Contest against Sunibala Huidrom on July 25, 2014
Judoka Sally Conway wins British Under-70kg title in Sheffield
Judoka Sally Conway wins the British Under-70kg title at the English Institute in Sheffield, after missing out on Commonwealth gold in the summer.
Dec 16, 10:20
France's women judo team celebrates with their gold medals after the team competition at the World Judo Championships on in Chelyabinsk, on August 31, 2014
IOC vows to keep judo a "popular" Olympic sport
International Olympic Committee board member Patrick Hickey vows to keep judo a "popular" sport after celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Dec 2, 10:04
Kelly Edwards in the women's judo 52kg final at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on July 24, 2014
Judoka Kelly Edwards clinches silver in Oceania Open in Australia
British judoka Kelly Edwards grabs silver at the Oceania Open in Australia to improve her chances of qualifying for Rio 2016.
Nov 18, 10:18
Gold medalist Megan Fletcher of England poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's -70kg Judo at SECC Precinct on July 24, 2014
British judoka Megan Fletcher optimistic despite missing out on medal
British judoka Megan Fletcher fails to medal at the Astana Grand Prix in Kazakhstan, but is optimistic that she will get back on track.
Oct 14, 09:40

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