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Youngsters take the lead at World Cup in Baku

2009/10/10 | 02:43 pm in EJU Robert Mshvidobadze (RUS) may have taken the gold medal in the -60kg World Cup in Baku. But it will be silver medalist, Vugar Shirinli (AZE), who leaves with the most amazing of memories. The...
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Junior Shirinli beats triple Olympic Champion Nomura

2009/10/10 | 01:47 pm in EJU Whatever else happens today, 17-year old Vugar Shirinli will remember the moment he threw Tadahiro Nomura (JPN) for ippon. In terms of giant slaying it does not get much bigger than a junior,...
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Anastasia Matrosova (UKR) ready for fourth World Cup win in Minsk

2009/10/10 | 10:01 am in EJU In Minsk the women’s World Cup takes place. For the ninth time the women are fighting for the medals and points for the IJF World Ranking. Women from 14 different countries fight in the sport...
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Thrilling line up in Baku's World Cup first round

2009/10/10 | 09:43 am in EJU Judo is a hugely popular sport in Azerbaijan, particularly after Elnur Mammadli’s -73kg gold medal performance at the Beijing Olympic Games. So when local youngster Vugar Shirinli steps onto...
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Jacques Rogge re-elected as IOC president

2009/10/09 | 07:34 pm The International Olympic Committee (IOC) re-elected IOC President Jacques Rogge in an 88-1 vote today at the close of the 121st Session. After thanking IOC members for their continued support,...
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Former European Champion Torsten Reißmann (GER) passes away

2009/10/08 | 11:29 pm in EJU Four times European Champion Torsten Reißmann died at the age of 53 after being ill for a long time. In and the mid seventies and eighties he was considered as one of the best technicians and...
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New back number identification approved per 1 january 2010

2009/10/06 | 05:27 pm in EJU, IJF To improve the presentation of judokas the IJF and EJU have agreed to use the same and new back number judoka identifications. This is not only good for television purposes, but also for the...
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Hungary wins first European title

2009/10/03 | 01:53 am in EJU, Competition Hungary has won the first ever European team title on Saturday in Miskolc. In the final the host country beat Russia by 3-2 after Hungary took a decisive lead of 3-0 in its first three matches....
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Brazilians celebrate Rio's passionate election

2009/10/02 | 09:52 pm in EJU When it comes to international competition judo the Olympic Games provides the highest profile event. Little wonder therefore that IJF president Marius Vizer was in Copenhagen to witness first hand...
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Rio de Janeiro frontrunner in Olympic Bid

2009/10/02 | 02:55 pm in EJU When Rio opened its bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the only thing that could be guaranteed was that HRH Prince Albert of Monaco would ask a question. Former FIFA president Joao Havelange...
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