2012 Olympics - Judo

Judo, with seven weight categories each for men and women, is a one-on-one combat sport, a five-minute battle with athletes attempting to defeat their opponents. The sport, which originated from jujitsu, is a mix of attack and defense, and is often tough, quick and explosive. Competition runs from July 28 through August 3.

Congo Olympian, 3 Coaches Go Missing After Games In London

Another Olympic tradition unfolds even after the games themselves have ended: the "disappearance" of athletes from less-than-desirable global zip codes into the streets of the Games' host country. ...

Wojdan Shaherkani Becomes First Saudi Woman To Compete In Olympics

Saudi Arabia's Wojdan Shaherkani became the first woman ever to participate in an Olympic event representing her nation, quickly losing a judo match.

American Kayla Harrison Wins Gold Medal In Women's Judo

Kayla Harrison won the United States' first Olympics gold medal in judo in London on Thursday.

South Korea's Song Wins Men's Judo 90kg Gold

South Korea’s Dae-Nam Song won the gold medal in men’s middleweight judo defeating Asley Gonzalez of Cuba in the finals.

Olympic Judo: Lucie Decosse Wins Women's 70-kg Gold Medal For France

French judoka Lucie Decosse won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday in the 70-kilogram women's judo final.

South Korea's Kim Wins Gold In Men's 81kg Judo

South Korea’s Kim Jae-Bum won the gold medal in men’s half-middleweight judo (81kg) defeating Ole Bischof of Germany in a rematch of the 2008 final which Bischof won.

Urska Zolnir Wins Gold Medal In Women's 63kg Judo Final

Urska Zolnir of Slovenia earned her country their first gold medal in women's judo following Tuesday's victory over Lili Xu in the 63-kilogram final.

Men's 73kg Judo: Mansur Isaev Wins Gold

Russia's Mansur Isaev claims the gold medal in men's lightweight judo.

American Marti Malloy Wins Bronze Medal In Women's Judo 57kg

Marti Malloy won just the second American medal in women's judo ever on Monday.

2012 Olympics: Kum Ae An Wins Women's 52 kg Judo Gold

North Korea's Kum Ae An took home the Women's 52 kg Judo gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

2012 Olympics: Lasha Shavdatuashvili Wins Men's 66 kg Judo Gold

Lasha Shavdatuashvili of Georgia wins the gold medal in the men's 66 kg Judo at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

2012 Olympics: Sarah Menezes Wins Women's 48 kg Judo Gold

Brazil's Sarah Menezes takes home the 2012 Summer Olympics gold medal for Women's 48 kg Judo.

2012 Summer Olympics: Arsen Galstyan Wins Men's 60kg Judo Gold

Arsen Galstyan takes home the Men's 60 kg Judo gold medal for Russia on Saturday in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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