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# Judo

Last year
# War in Ukraine
Punishing Russian athletes unfair, says International Judo Federation with ties to Putin
IJF President Marius Vizer and the Russian President are long-standing friends, with Vizer praising him in 2014 as “the perfect ambassador for our sport”.
All time
# Judo
'It is tough' - Ben Fletcher narrowly beaten by Khurramov
A second minute Waza-ari swung the contest for the Uzbekistan competitor.
# Judo
Olympic debut ends in heartbreaking defeat for Fletcher
Austria’s Michaela Polleres was victorious in their women’s 70kg round 32 clash.
# Get Well Soon
Irish Olympic hopeful Fletcher set for surgery on broken leg
Fletcher suffered the injury at the IJF Tel Aviv Grand Slam on Saturday.
# big ben
'If Irish people ever thought I was brash, that would be my worst nightmare'
When the opportunity came to switch allegiance from Britain to Ireland, Ben Fletcher jumped at it.
# Treatment room
Eddie Jones slammed as training camp leaves two players with broken leg and fractured jaw
Sam Jones and Anthony Watson will miss the November internationals.
# Judo
Ronda Rousey: 'The Olympians in our sport are really neglected'
“I came home with just a handshake and a boot out the door,” says the UFC champ.
# Olympian
Heartbreak for Lisa Kearney as injury brings premature end to Olympic dream
The 25-year-old tweeted the bad news this evening.
# cute combat
Two little girls have the most adorable Judo fight ever
Bow down!
# succulent chinese meal
Watch the real-life Ron Burgundy getting arrested
# London 2012
US judoka disqualified after failed drugs test
Nicholas Delpopolo was competing in the 73kg division but has tested positive for a banned substance.
# 82 seconds
Saudi Arabia's first female Olympian 'honoured' despite quick exit
Wojdan Shaherkani makes history for Saudi Arabia – but is quickly eliminated from her women’s over-78kg judo tournament.
# short lived
Controversy reigns in judo competition as judges overturn winning decision
Cho Jun-Ho of South Korea thought he was through to an Olympic semi-final. He was wrong.
# Round-Up
Olympic Village: Day One, wrap
A round-up of the weird, wonderful and woeful of the first day of medal-winning action at London 2012.
# Disappointment
Kearney loses out on 'golden score'
The Belfast judoka was beaten in sudden death this afternoon.
# 20 Days to Go
London 2012: Introducing... Lisa Kearney
The first woman to ever represent Ireland in the Judo competition.
# progressive
Saudis to permit women to compete in Olympics
No female athletes from the country have secured qualification for London 2012 at present.
# Interview
2012 Olympics: Kearney staying focused on that final step to London
Lisa Kearney is bidding to become the first woman to represent Ireland in Olympic Judo when she travels to Russia next week for the European Championships.