News and updates about judo

Iranian soccer star supports Israel:

'We are Iran, not the Islamic Republic'

Ali Karimi, one of the greatest Iranian soccer players of all times, spoke openly against the attack on Israel and surprisingly won extensive support.

'We are Iran, not the Islamic Republic'

'Hatikvah' heard in Qatar:

Israeli Inbar Lanir wins gold at World Judo Championships

Israeli judoka Inbar Lanir becomes the third Israeli to win the World Championship, dedicates win to residents of the south.

Israeli Inbar Lanir wins gold at World Judo Championships

Iranian and Israeli co-direct thriller about Iranian regime

Israeli/Iranian thriller, co-directed by Guy Nattiv, revolves around Iranian judoka forced to choose between her sport and her freedom.

Iranian and Israeli co-direct thriller about Iranian regime

Israel’s youth judo champions from Gush Etzion

Youths from Gush Etzion take home three medals at Israel's youth judo championship.

Israel’s youth judo champions from Gush Etzion

Israeli judoka wins gold medal at European Judo Championships

Israeli judoka Timna Nelson-Levy becomes second female Israeli judoka to win at European Championships.

Israeli judoka wins gold medal at European Judo Championships

Olympic medalist gives girl with disabilities yellow judo belt

9-year-old Alisa, who was born with Prader Willi Syndrome, received judo belt from Israeli Judo Medalist Ori Sasson in Shalva program.

Olympic medalist gives girl with disabilities yellow judo belt

Olympic medalist presents judo belt to girl with disabilities

Young girl with disabilities receives yellow belt judo ranking from Israeli Olympic medalist Ori Sasson.

Olympic medalist presents judo belt to girl with disabilities

Iran's judo federation appeals ban following boycott of Israelis

Iran judo federation’s appeal against four-year ban from international events heard by Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Iran's judo federation appeals ban following boycott of Israelis

Judoka who quit rather than face Israeli wants to join Hamas

Fethi Nourine announces his retirement after 10-year suspension for refusing to face Israeli at Olympics, calls for Muslims to support Hamas

Judoka who quit rather than face Israeli wants to join Hamas

Judo Federation bans Algerian who refused to face Israeli

International Judo Federation bans Algerian judoka and his coach for ten years after he refused to face Israeli during Tokyo Olympics.

Judo Federation bans Algerian who refused to face Israeli

Israeli judokas take home bronze medal

Israel's judo team took home the bronze medal in the sport, and Israel's 11th Olympic medal overall.

Israeli judokas take home bronze medal

Defying boycott trend, Saudi judoka competes against Israeli

Amid trend of judokas refusing to compete against Israelis, Saudi Arabian judoka faces off against Israeli at Olympics, and shakes her hand.

Defying boycott trend, Saudi judoka competes against Israeli

IOC concerned over judokas quitting to avoid facing Israeli

International Olympic Committee monitoring incidents in which two judokas withdrew from the Olympics in order to avoid facing Israeli.

IOC concerned over judokas quitting to avoid facing Israeli

Israelis suffer surprise defeats in swimming and judo

Following the country's first bronze in taekwondo, Israel's gold medal hopeful came up short in judo.

Israelis suffer surprise defeats in swimming and judo

Exiled Iranian judoka dedicates Olympic medal to Israel

Saeid Mollaei, who criticized Iranian practice of not facing Israelis in sports, wins silver medal in Tokyo Olympics.

Exiled Iranian judoka dedicates Olympic medal to Israel

Algerian judoka quits Olympics to avoid facing Israeli

Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine forfeits his place in the Tokyo Olympics after being told he would have to face Israeli judoka Tohar Butbul.

Algerian judoka quits Olympics to avoid facing Israeli

How Israel became a judo powerhouse

Growing number of Israelis are learning about the nuances of judo as the martial art becomes increasingly popular in the Jewish state.

How Israel became a judo powerhouse

Recordings prove Iranian judoka was pressured to lose

Newly revealed recordings show that Iranian athletes were forced to lose earlier rather than risk fighting Israeli competitors in finals.

Recordings prove Iranian judoka was pressured to lose

Iran suspended by judo federation over ban on Israelis

International Judo Federation imposes four-year ban on Iran for refusing to let its athletes face opponents from Israel.

Iran suspended by judo federation over ban on Israelis

Friendship of Iranian, Israeli judo champions made into TV show

Stories of Sagi Muki and his friend Saeid Mollaei are being turned into a TV series.

Friendship of Iranian, Israeli judo champions made into TV show

Top sports court overturns Iran's suspension from judo events

The International Judo Federation banned Iran from international competitions after Saeid Mollaei was forced to avoid facing Israelis.

Top sports court overturns Iran's suspension from judo events

Iranian judoka wins silver medal at Tel Aviv Grand Slam

Saeid Mollaei fled his country after ignoring orders to drop out of a match to avoid facing an Israeli.

Iranian judoka wins silver medal at Tel Aviv Grand Slam

'Unforgettable feeling' - Israeli judokas on winning 3 medals

Israeli judokas took home 2 Gold & 1 silver on Day 1 of Tel Aviv Grand Prix, thanked crowd for support, recalled hearing nat'l anthem.

'Unforgettable feeling' - Israeli judokas on winning 3 medals

History: Iranian judoka lands in Israel

Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei, who fled Iran after speaking out against the regime, will take part in the Tel Aviv Grand Slam this week.

History: Iranian judoka lands in Israel

Watch: Israeli judoka wins gold in European Championship

Israeli judoka Peter Paltchik claimed his biggest athletic achievement to date, taking home gold at the European Championship in Prague.

Watch: Israeli judoka wins gold in European Championship

Iranian judoka to represent new country in Olympics

Saeid Mollaei, who fled Iran in dispute over competing against Israelis, to represent Mongolia at Tokyo Olympics.

Iranian judoka to represent new country in Olympics

Iranian judoka recognized as refugee in Germany

Saeid Mollaei fled to Germany after being ordered to throw away match in order not to compete against an Israeli.

Iranian judoka recognized as refugee in Germany

Iran blasts ban from judo competitions

Iran's judo federation claims decision to ban it from international competitions was based on "false claims".

Iran blasts ban from judo competitions

Iran banned from judo competitions over boycott of Israel

International Judo Federation upholds ban on Iran from all competition.

Iran banned from judo competitions over boycott of Israel

Iran criticizes suspension from judo competitions

Iran's judo federation says its suspension from international competition it "was a pre-planned scenario".

Iran criticizes suspension from judo competitions

Iran suspended from judo competitions

International Judo Federation suspends Iran for forcing Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei to throw a match in order to avoid Israeli.

Iran suspended from judo competitions

After fleeing Iran, could Iranian judoka come to Israel?

Iranian judoka who was ordered by Tehran not to compete against Israel's Sagi Muki invited to competition in Israel - as a refugee.

After fleeing Iran, could Iranian judoka come to Israel?

Iranian judoka who was forced to lose congratulates Israeli

Saeid Mollaei, who was forced to throw a match in order to avoid competing against Israel's Sagi Muki, congratulates Muki.

Iranian judoka who was forced to lose congratulates Israeli

'Iran put pressure on me to lose, but I came to compete'

Iranian judoka speaks out after reportedly seeking asylum in Germany, being forced to throw match to avoid facing Israeli athlete.

'Iran put pressure on me to lose, but I came to compete'

The Judo Federation chair's threat to the president of Iran

Marius Vizer called Rouhani, telling him: If Iranian judoka refuses to compete against Israeli contender, Iran won't compete in Olympics.

The Judo Federation chair's threat to the president of Iran

Israeli judo team scores gold medal win

Tohar Butbul won the gold medal at the Grand Prix in Zagreb, Crotia and Peter Paltchik won the bronze in the under 100 kg category.

Israeli judo team scores gold medal win

History in Iran: Athletes will not be boycotted

Iranian Judo Federation agrees to stop boycotting Israeli athletes and to abide by non-discrimination principles of Olympic Charter.

History in Iran: Athletes will not be boycotted

Israeli judokas win three medals at Grand Slam Championship

Gefen Primo wins the bronze, Tohar Butbul wins a silver medal and the great Sagi Muki wins the gold medal in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Israeli judokas win three medals at Grand Slam Championship

Israeli journalist interrogated in Abu Dhabi

A Channel 2 journalist attempting to cover the Judo Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi interrogated by Emirati security forces for thirteen hours

Israeli journalist interrogated in Abu Dhabi

Israeli Judokas allowed to show national pride in Abu Dhabi

After years of refusals, Israeli judokas to perform under national flag and play anthem at Judo Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi.

Israeli Judokas allowed to show national pride in Abu Dhabi

UAE judo competition to treat Israelis equally

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam reinstated after its organizers promise equal treatment to Israeli athletes.

UAE judo competition to treat Israelis equally

Soon: Israeli symbols in Abu Dhabi

After judo association banned United Arab Emirates from hosting major tournament over treatment of Israel, compromise appears underway.

Soon: Israeli symbols in Abu Dhabi

Judo competitions cancelled over treatment of Israel

Judo Federation suspends competitions in Tunisia and UAE after hosts fail to confirm that Israelis would receive equal treatment.

Judo competitions cancelled over treatment of Israel

Netanyahu, Regev meet Israeli Judo champions

PM: We're a cyber power, a water power, and now a sports power.

Netanyahu, Regev meet Israeli Judo champions

Israel wraps up European Judo championship with 3 medals

Children with special needs incorporated throughout 3-day event, 10 young judokas with physical disabilities perform onstage.

Israel wraps up European Judo championship with 3 medals

Israeli judoka wins gold, hears Hatikva at Europe championship

Israeli national anthem played European Senior Judo Championships in Tel Aviv after Hatikva banned at Abu Dhabi Grand Slam tournament.

Israeli judoka wins gold, hears Hatikva at Europe championship

Israel to clamp down on illegally firing weapons?

PM Netanyahu discusses US Sec. of State Pompeo's visit, promises to crack down on those illegally firing weapons.

Israel to clamp down on illegally firing weapons?

Israeli judoka allowed to wear country's name in Morocco

Or Sasson allowed to wear Israel’s insignia at Openweight World Championships in Marrakech, after discrimination in UAE.

Israeli judoka allowed to wear country's name in Morocco

'We scored a knockout against boycotters'

Minister Miri Regev praises Israeli Judo team's performance in Abu Dhabi, despite the tournament's refusal to recognize Israel.

'We scored a knockout against boycotters'

UAE judo head apologizes for treatment of Israeli team

Head of UAE's Judo Federation apologizes for refusal of his athlete to shake hand of Israeli opponent.

UAE judo head apologizes for treatment of Israeli team

Report: UAE will stop discrimination against Israeli athletes

Israeli athletes participating in Abu Dhabi judo tournament will be permitted to do so with Israeli flag and Israeli national symbols.

Report: UAE will stop discrimination against Israeli athletes

Israeli Judoka wins gold medal

Israeli Tal Flicker takes gold at Judo Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi after Arab nation bans participants from wearing Israeli flags.

Israeli Judoka wins gold medal

UAE instructed to treat Israeli athletes equally

International Judo Federation calls on UAE to treat Israeli athletes equally during local tournament.

UAE instructed to treat Israeli athletes equally

Israeli judo team not allowed to fly to Turkey

UAE refuses to allow 12 Israeli judokas to fly to Istanbul to receive visas to compete in Grand Slam event in Abu Dhabi.

Israeli judo team not allowed to fly to Turkey

Israelis can’t have flag in Abu Dhabi judo tournament

Israeli judokas participating in the Grand Slam event in Abu Dhabi will not be able to compete under their country’s flag or hear 'Hatikva.'

Israelis can’t have flag in Abu Dhabi judo tournament

Olympic medalist teaches children with disabilities

Olympic medalist Ori Sasson inaugurates new judo school in Jerusalem, volunteers with special needs children.

Olympic medalist teaches children with disabilities

Watch: Yehuda Hayisraeli in Jerusalem Marathon

Olympic medalist Ori Sasson and rehabilitating soldier Yehuda Yitzhak Hayisraeli lead 'Team Shalva' at the Jerusalem Marathon.

Watch: Yehuda Hayisraeli in Jerusalem Marathon

Netanyahu to judokas: You are all champions

Prime Minister meets Olympic medal-winning judokas Ori Sasson and Yarden Gerbi and the entire Israeli Olympic judo team.

Netanyahu to judokas: You are all champions

I heard my opponent say, 'Allahu Akbar'

Olympic medalist Uri Sasson describes his experience fighting his Egyptian opponent. "He looked at us as if he wanted to murder us."

I heard my opponent say, 'Allahu Akbar'

Egyptian judoka sent home for refusing to shake Israeli's hand

Egyptian judoka Islam El-Shahabi, who refused to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson in Rio, sent home.

Egyptian judoka sent home for refusing to shake Israeli's hand