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Japan hoping to improve judo fortunes

Japanese judoka Misato Nakamura is hoping to improve on her bronze medal from the Beijing Games when the competition for her lightweight women's division gets under way on Sunday. She may have extra incentive: Her teammates failed to win gold on Saturday, a disappointing start for the country that invented judo. The double world champion will face some stiff competition from...
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July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

US' first chances at Olympic judo medals on Monday

Americans have their first shot at judo medals Monday. Marti Malloy will compete in the women's 57-kilogram division, and coach Jimmy Pedro said she has been in ''awesome'' form lately. She has a tough first battle against world No. 2 Telma Monteiro of Portugal. ''I honestly feel Marti is peaking at the right time and is poised to beat Monteiro,'...
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July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

US' first chances at medals Monday

Americans have their first shot at judo medals Monday. Marti Malloy will compete in the women's 57-kilogram division, and coach Jimmy Pedro said she has been in ''awesome'' form lately. She has a tough first battle against world No. 2 Telma Monteiro of Portugal. ''I honestly feel Marti is peaking at the right time and is poised to beat Monteiro,'...
Via AP on Fox
July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

American ousts No. 2 judo seed at London Olympics

American judo player Marti Malloy has knocked out the No. 2 seed in a victory that her coach said could allow her to fight for a medal later Monday. Portuguese fighter Telma Monteiro defeated Malloy in their two last meetings, but U.S. coach Jimmy Pedro described Malloy's recent form as ''spectacular.'' On Monday, Malloy fought off Monteiro's aggressive...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

American Malloy ousts No. 2 seed

American judo player Marti Malloy has knocked out the No. 2 seed in a victory that her coach said could allow her to fight for a medal later Monday. Portuguese fighter Telma Monteiro defeated Malloy in their two last meetings, but U.S. coach Jimmy Pedro described Malloy's recent form as ''spectacular.'' On Monday, Malloy fought off Monteiro's aggressive...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Kaori Matsumoto wins Olympic judo gold medal

Kaori Matsumoto of Japan won the Olympic gold medal Monday in the women's judo 57-kilogram division. It was Japan's first gold in London in the martial art it invented. Matsumoto defeated Corina Caprioriu of Romania in the final, using footwork to gain an advantage and eventually throw her for the win. The Japanese men have so far won two judo medals: one silver and one...
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Matsumoto wins women's 57K judo gold

Kaori Matsumoto of Japan won the Olympic gold medal Monday in the women's judo 57-kilogram division. It was Japan's first gold in London in the martial art it invented. Matsumoto defeated Corina Caprioriu of Romania in the final, using footwork to gain an advantage and eventually throw her for the win. The Japanese men have so far won two judo medals: one silver and one...
Via AP on Fox
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Japan's judo gold medal drought over

Japanese judo fans can breathe a sigh of relief: After three days of competition the country that invented the sport finally won a gold medal at the London Olympics, thanks to Kaori Matsumoto. Fighting in the women's 57K division Monday, Matsumoto defeated Romanian Caprioriu in the final, using footwork to gain an advantage and eventually throw the Romanian for the victory....
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July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Kim Jae-bum wins men's 81K judo gold

Kim Jae-bum of South Korea won the Olympic gold medal Tuesday in the men's 81-kilogram category. Kim defeated Ole Bischof of Germany in the final. Kim threw Bischof twice and was often on the attack, even when both were locked in grappling techniques on the floor. The 27-year-old Kim won a silver at the Beijing Games and is the current world champion. The bronze medals were...
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

South Korea, Slovenia, win judo gold medals

Once they were done trying to flip, wrestle and throw each other around the mat with brutal force, Kim Jae-bum of South Korea and Ole Bischof of Germany simply hugged. Then the two old judo rivals heaped praise on one another. In a reversal of their Olympic bout four years ago, Kim defeated Bischof to win the gold medal Tuesday in the 81-kilogram event at the London Games. Kim dominated...
Via AP on Fox
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Lucie Decosse wins women's 70K Olympic judo medal

Lucie Decosse of France won the women's 70-kilogram Olympic judo gold medal on Wednesday after a tense final marked by aggressive grabbing and pulling that sometimes resembled a schoolyard fight. The top-ranked Decosse defeated German Kerstin Thiele in the final. Her victory adds a medal to Decosse's collection: She won silver at the Beijing Games and is a triple world...
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Decosse finally wins gold

Lucie Decosse of France finally got an Olympic gold. She defeated German Kerstin Thiele in a tense final Wednesday in the 70-kilogram category of Olympic judo - a match marked by aggressive grabbing and pulling that sometimes resembled a schoolyard fight. Decosse won a silver at Beijing and is a triple world champion. She dropped to the mat on her back clutching her face after...
Via AP on Fox
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

France, South Korea take judo golds

Lucie Decosse of France finally got an Olympic gold. She defeated German Kerstin Thiele in a tense final Wednesday in the 70-kilogram category of Olympic judo - a match marked by aggressive grabbing and pulling that sometimes resembled a schoolyard fight. Decosse won a silver at Beijing and is a three-time world champion. She dropped to the mat on her back clutching her face after...
Via Fox Sports
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Harrison reaches Olympic judo semis

American judo fighter Kayla Harrison has made it into the semifinals in the 78-kilogram division at the Olympics and will fight for a place in the finals Thursday afternoon. The 22-year-old Harrison beat Hungarian Abigel Joo in the quarterfinals and will next meet world No. 1 Mayra Aguiar of Brazil in the semifinals. Joo appeared to have injured her left ankle during the match...
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Harrison reaches Olympic judo semis

American judo fighter Kayla Harrison has made it into the semifinals in the 78-kilogram division at the Olympics and will fight for a place in the finals Thursday afternoon.
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Kayla Harrison wins women's 78K Olympic judo medal

Kayla Harrison gave the U.S. its first judo gold medal in Olympic history, taking the 78-kilogram title Thursday at the London Games. Harrison defeated Britain's Gemma Gibbons in a final she dominated from the start, getting a stronger grip on Gibbons and managing to throw her twice. Her medal is the U.S.' second in judo this week: Teammate Marti Malloy won a bronze in...
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Harrison wins women's 78K judo gold

Kayla Harrison gave the U.S. its first judo gold medal in Olympic history, taking the 78-kilogram title Thursday at the London Games. Harrison defeated Britain's Gemma Gibbons in a final she dominated from the start, getting a stronger grip on Gibbons and managing to throw her twice. Her medal is the U.S.' second in judo this week: Teammate Marti Malloy won a bronze in...
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August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Teddy Riner wins men's plus 100K Olympic judo gold

Teddy Riner of France won the men's over 100-kilogram Olympic judo gold medal on Friday, giving him the only medal he was missing. Riner, 23, defeated Russia's Alexander Mikhaylin in an anti-climactic final where he was mainly on the attack. Mikhaylin made little effort to fight except to bat away Riner's attempts to grip his uniform. With a record five world championship...
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August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Riner wins men's plus 100K judo gold

Teddy Riner of France won the men's over 100-kilogram Olympic judo gold medal on Friday, giving him the only medal he was missing. Riner, 23, defeated Russia's Alexander Mikhaylin in an anti-climactic final where he was mainly on the attack. Mikhaylin made little effort to fight except to bat away Riner's attempts to grip his uniform. With a record five world championship...
Via Fox Sports
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

France, Cuba claim gold in judo

France's Teddy Riner, the biggest star in judo, won the men's over-100-kilogram Olympic judo gold medal on Friday, giving him the only medal he was missing. The 23-year-old Riner defeated Russia's Alexander Mikhaylin in an anticlimactic final in which he was mainly on the attack. Mikhaylin made little effort to fight, except to bat away Riner's attempts to grip his...
Via Fox Sports
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Dutch judo champion Edith Bosch beats up Olympic bottle thrower

Via Guyism
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Delpopolo expelled for positive test

American judo fighter Nick Delpopolo was expelled from the Olympics on Monday for doping, saying he unintentionally ate something before the games that had been baked with marijuana. Delpopolo is the first of the 10,500 London Games athletes to fail an in-competition doping test. His case is the fifth positive test for a banned substance reported by the IOC since the Olympic body...
Via AP on Fox
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss
BAKED GOODS

Fighter fails drug test, blames food

American judo fighter Nick Delpopolo tested positive for marijuana and was sent home from the Olympics, but explained he consumed the pot by accident. 

Via The Victory Formation
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Nick Delpopolo disqualified from Olympics after ‘accidentally’ eating something with pot

Via Guyism
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Judo fighter Nick Delpopolo tests positive for weed after eating ‘baked goods’

Someone tell judoka Nick Delpopolo to lay off those pot brownies. Delpopolo, a US judo fighter, was expelled from the Olympics after failing an in-competition doping test. The 23-year-old tested positive for cannabis on July 30 — the day he competed. Delpopolo said the positive test was “caused by my inadvertent consumption of food that I did not realize had been baked with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

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