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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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


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