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Olympic Judo Players

Robotic cameras at the Olympics - in pictures


Great Britain's medal haul: All the golds, silvers and bronzes from the Olympics

BRONZE: Karina Bryant, +78kg Judo I've met her and held the Olympic medal!!


5 minutes with Judo player Sally Conway: We caught up with her for five minutes to find out just how things were shaping up for her ahead of the Championships, her desire to compete in her first Olympic Games and what London 2012 means to Judo.

The bravest women at the Games: Muslim athletes who battled to get to London - and for whom the taking part really does mean more than the winning

The 100m sprinter Tahmina Kohstani, 23, of Afghanistan runs in a hijab and long clothing to conform with Islamic modesty laws


Defeated Egyptian judoka REFUSES to shake hands with Israeli rival

The Egyptian refused to take the hand of the Israeli who had defeated him in the first round at the Rio Olympics

Rio Olympics: Was an Egyptian judo player punished for refusing to shake hands…

Karina Bryant is Great Britain's most successful/consistent judo player, having competed in 4 Olympic Games, London being my last where she won a bronze medal. She also won 21 World and European medals the most anyone in this country has ever won, and has decided to make a bid for Rio and be one of the very few in the world to go to 5 Olympic Games. Here's Katrina with her Flex!

#RIO2016 Best of Day 1 - Gold medallist Russia's Beslan Mudranov celebrates on the podium of the men's 60kg judo contest of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on...


Egyptian judoka rejects handshake with Israel's opponentOr Sasson after Islam Elshehaby refuses to shake his hand. Image: AFP/Getty Images By Gianluca Mezzofiore2016-08-12 16:28:14 UTC Egyptian judo fighter Islam El Shehaby refused to shake hands with his opponent Israels Or Sasson in a major breach of judo etiquette during the Rio Olympics. El Shehaby who had come under pressure from Islamist-leaning and nationalist voices in Egypt to withdraw entirely from the fight was loudly booed by…

Details about Olympic & World Champion Dutch 10th-dan Judoka ANTON GEESINK Tokyo 1964 Judo (4)

Olympic & World Champion Dutch 10th-dan Judoka ANTON GEESINK Tokyo 1964 Judo (4)

In just over a minute, Saudi judo player Wojdan Shahrkhani lost in her Olympic debut. But in doing so, she joined the winner’s circle by breaking a Saudi government-imposed barrier that previously prevented women from competing in the Olympics. Perhaps as important, her participation disproved the common assumption in the diplomatic community that the Saudi Arabian government does not respond to international pressure when it comes to advancing women’s rights.