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Birds Egg stadium already losing its shine

Only six months has passed since the Beijing Olympics and the Birds Nest stadium which hosted the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies is already beginning to lose its shine. The paint is peeling and stains have appeared on its famous lattice design. Accelerating the deterioration of the iconic National Stadium is the absence of a permanent tenant. [...]

Posted on 11 February 2009 | 12:06 am

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Read more on my travels

The Olympics are now over, but my adventures continue. You can continue following my travels in Asia here.

Posted on 17 October 2008 | 1:17 am

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Paralympics gets under away

The opening ceremony for the Paralympics was held last night in Beijing. The ceremony was spectacular but perhaps not on the scale of the ceremony for the Beijing Olympics. Most of the show was performed by people with disabilities, including Li Yue, who lost her left leg in the Sichuan earthquake and performed [...]

Posted on 6 September 2008 | 7:44 pm

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Paralympic display in Tiananmen Square

The Beijing Paralympics are just a day away from starting. Here are some pictures from Tiananmen Square which has some pretty impressive floral displays on show now.

Posted on 4 September 2008 | 8:59 pm

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Volkswagon Olympic cars

Posted on 4 September 2008 | 7:47 pm

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Beijing ticket scammers getting ready for London

The ticket scammers who defrauded people by selling non-existent tickets through the internet are getting ready for the Vancouver and London Olympics. “I was shocked by the brilliance and hard work of the thieves fleecing the Olympic family — and they are setting up to do the same thing in Vancouver in 2010 and London in [...]

Posted on 2 September 2008 | 8:23 pm

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Beijing’s answer to pollution - cloud seeding

Beijing did a lot to improve the air quality leading up to the Beijing Olympics, with mixed results. The days before the opening ceremony were pretty bad, but a burst of rain cleared the air and pollution became less of a talking point. Almost straight after the closing ceremony the hazy skies returned. A [...]

Posted on 1 September 2008 | 3:56 am

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Beijing has 6.52 million visitors for the Olympics

Beijing recorded 6.52 million visitors for the 2008 Olympics, with 382,000 of those coming from overseas. Authorities long estimated that 500,000 foreigners would visit the city, but tougher visa controls reduced that number. The Xinhua news agency reported that tourist spots in the city reported total revenues of 162 million yuan (US$23 million), according to [...]

Posted on 31 August 2008 | 8:34 pm

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Day 16: August 24th 2008

To the athletes tonight: You were true role models. You have shown us the unifying power of sport. The Olympic spirit lives in the warm embrace of competitive rivals from nations in conflict. Keep that spirit alive when you return home. These were truly exceptional Games! (Source: Dr Jacques Rogge, Chairman of the International Olympic [...]

Posted on 24 August 2008 | 4:39 pm

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Closing ceremony - what did you think?

The fireworks are still going on over Beijing tonight as the Olympics comes to a close. The closing ceremony wasnt as long as the first one and not as spectacular, but still very well done. We had a short section to mark the handover of the Olympics from Beijing to London. Londons mayor [...]

Posted on 24 August 2008 | 7:16 am

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May 08, 2004

Athens Olympics Judo Events and Results

Athens Olympic Judo


judo.gifJudo competition at the Athens Olympics will be held between 14th - 20th August at the Ano Liossia Olympic Hall.

Each day one weight class in Men's and Women's competition will be completed with preliminary competitions in the mornings and finals in the evenings. There are a total of 14 Gold medals up for grabs across both Men's and Women's competition.

Introduced as an Olympic sport in 1964; no country has dominated but the Japanese are always strong. This year will be no exception with six-time world champion Ryoko Tani returning to defend her gold medal in the 48 kg weight class. Jimmy Pedro, whose bronze in 1996 was the last American medal, qualified in 73 kg; he retired in 2000 but returned in 2003.

BBC have a good Stars to Watch in Judo article and also a good Beginners Guide to Judo

Olympic Judo Results and Medals will be posted below as they come to hand. In the mean time keep up to date with the latest Olympic Judo news in our Judo News Archives

Athens Olympic Men's Judo Results and Medals


- Men's -60kg
- Men's -66kg
- Men's -73kg
- Men's -81kg
- Men's -90kg
- Men's -100kg
- Men's +100kg

Athens Olympic Women's Judo Results and Medals


- Women's -48kg
- Women's -52kg
- Women's -57kg
- Women's -63kg
- Women's -70kg
- Women's -78kg
- Women's +78kg

E-Book - Beyond Martial Arts

Relevant Judo Links


CBC: Olympics Judo
NBC: Judo
Athens News Agency - Judo
BBC: Martial Arts


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Posted by Darren at May 8, 2004 12:54 PM
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this web is cool and i go on it everyday to check the medals table...i hope Bosnia gets a medal...thats about it... keep cool...lots of love from chicago...bye bye

Posted by: lejla at August 19, 2004 01:48 PM

Pls i WILL WANT TO KNOW THE NAME OF THE IRANIAN JUDO CONTESTANT THAT REFUSES TO COMPETE WITH THE ISRAELI CANTERPART.
I DO SHARE OF HIS SENTIMENTS.
YOU CAN GIVE ME HIS NAME AND CONTACT ADDRESS,IF POSSIBLE E-MAIL ADDRESS.

Posted by: ANTHONY ISHAQ at August 24, 2004 10:53 PM

You can also check the sites about...

Posted by: at December 1, 2004 09:12 PM
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