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  Judo, hand-to-hand sport, held between two competitors
Judo competition takes place on a mat that ranges in size from 14 to 16 m (45.9 to 52.5 ft) square and is divided into two zones.
Judo was first developed in the early 1880s, when Japanese educator Kano Jigoro adapted it from the martial arts form of jujutsu.
Women’s judo was a demonstration sport—that is, not part of the official Olympic program—at the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea, and it became a medal event—that is, an official Olympic sport—at the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain.
www.latifm.com /look/Sports_Judo.htm   (668 words)

 Judo Summary
Judo is a nonaggressive Japanese martial art that developed in the late nineteenth century, split into rival approaches in the last half of the twentieth century and eventually became a global competitive sport.
Judo's balance between both the standing and ground phases of combat gives judoka the ability to take down opponents who are standing up and then pin and submit them on the ground.
Judo, uniquely among combat sports, puts equal emphasis on the initial throwing and the final pinning and submitting phases of combat, ideally enabling practitioners to dominate grappling-fights from the get-go.
www.bookrags.com /Judo   (4815 words)

 1964 Summer Olympics
Tokyo had already been awarded with the organisation of the 1940 Summer Olympics, but this honour had been passed to Helsinki because of Japan's involvement in China.
Yoshinori Sakai, who lit the Olympic Flame, was born in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the day the atomic bomb exploded there.
Judo and volleyball, both popular sports in Japan, were introduced to the Olympics.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/1/19/1964_summer_olympics.shtml   (231 words)

 A Lifetime of Judo: Keiko Fukuda
Fukuda's judo motto is: "Be strong, be gentle, be beautiful." For those unfamiliar with judo, it may be hard to reconcile the words "gentle" and "beautiful" with a sport in which competitors send opponents sailing through the air and slamming to the ground.
Fukuda said the goal of judo is to be "gentle on the outside" and "strong on the inside." In "Born for the Mat," she described training in Tokyo under a renowned judo master, Kyuzo Mifune.
Fukuda is renowned for her expertise in judo "kata,'' a choreographed, mock fight between two people that demonstrates, in various combinations, the martial art's offensive and defensive moves.
www.judoinfo.com /fukuda.htm   (2174 words)

 Valerie Gotay - Q & A session   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Eric would like to go to the Olympics for judo in, I believe his target date is, 2008.
Rumor has it that his ultimate dream is to be on an Olympic Team with me. Natalie is not as interested in judo as she is in soccer.
During the summer, once everyone was out of school, we had two judo workouts a day and they were intense.
www.judoamerica.com /sandiego/valerie/q_a.shtml   (2309 words)

Until 1994, the Winter and Summer Olympics were held in the same year, but in 1986 the International Olympic Committee, which organises the Olympics, decided to separate them, so as to spread costs for all involved parties.
As with the Ancient Olympics, once the flame has been lit, it is kept burning throughout the celebration of the Olympics, and is extinguished at end of the closing ceremony of the Games.
The Olympic fire is then extinguished, and the Olympic flag is lowered, folded, and presented to the mayor of the host city of the next Olympic Games.
www.nalis.gov.tt /olympics/Olympics.htm   (1089 words)

In 1936 in Berlin, during the 35th session of the International Olympic Committee, the XII Olympic Games were scheduled for 1940 in Tokyo, where Judo of course would be added, but the war against China in 1937 forced Japan to withdraw from the organization of these Games and Judo was included only as a demonstration.
Judo consists primarily of nage-waza (throws), along with katame-waza (grappling), which includes osaekomi-waza (pins), shime-waza (chokes), and kansetsu-waza (joint locks).
Judo is a good choice for most children to learn because it is safe and fun, and because it emphasizes education and proper development of the body, mind, and character.
www.judoinfo.com /jhist2.htm   (902 words)

 1976 Summer Olympics - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Olympic Stadium, a daring design of French architect Roger Taillibert, remains a lasting monument to the huge deficit, as it never had an effective retractable roof, and the tower was only completed after the Olympics.
This was seen as a major threat to the future of the Olympic Games, and was not until the financially successful 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles that cities began to line up to be hosts again.
www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/1976_Summer_Olympics   (1212 words)

 1984 Summer Olympics information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, were held in 1984 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
In the wake of the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, 14 Eastern Bloc countries and allies including the Soviet Union, Cuba and East Germany (but not Romania), boycotted these Olympics.
Olympic soccer was unexpectedly played before massive crowds throughout America, with several sell-outs at the 100,000+ seat Rose Bowl.
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 Summer Olympics: Judo
Kano was a member of the International Olympic Committee and an associate of Baron Peirre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic movement.
Men's judo was not added to the Olympic Games until 1964 and women's judo became an Olympic event in 1992.
In the Olympics there are seven weight categories for men and seven weight categories for women.
www2.lhric.org /pocantico/olympics/judo.htm   (199 words)

 Centre for Martial Arts - Disciplines- Judo
Judo is a clean competitive sport, exciting to watch, and one of the fastest growing sports in Canada today.
Nicolas Gill also took an Olympic bronze medal in 1992 in Barcelona, a silver medal in the World Championships in 1993, a bronze medal in the World Championships in 1995 in Japan, 1999 Worlds bronze in Birmingham, and silver medal in the 2000 Olympics.
The Judo program presented is one that follows the traditional Japanese grading system that ranges from the white belt of the novice up to fl belt level of an instructor.
www.centreformartialarts.com /Judo.html   (595 words)

 Olympics - EnchantedLearning.com
The Greeks held the first Olympic games in the year 776 BC (over 2700 years ago), and had only one event, a sprint (a short run that was called the "stade").
For each Olympics, a new flame is started in the ancient Olympic stadium in Olympia, Elis, Greece, using a parabolic mirror to focus the rays of the Sun.
The events in the Summer Olympics include: archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, diving, equestrian, fencing, football (soccer), gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, kayaking, marathon, pentathlon, ping pong, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, taekwando, tennis, track and field (many running, jumping, and throwing events), triathlon, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling (freestyle and Greco-Roman).
www.enchantedlearning.com /olympics   (1311 words)

 1992 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1992 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were held in 1992 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo lit the Olympic Flame by shooting an arrow to the cauldron.
The two main musical themes of the 1992 Games were "Barcelona", written five years earlier by Freddie Mercury and interpreted as a duet with Montserrat Caballé during the opening ceremonies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1992_Summer_Olympics   (700 words)

 Archive of all Games sports news stories
She has run 100 metres in just over 12 seconds and recently set a British women’s judo team record for the squat, in which she puts a weight on the back of her neck and then sits down as far as a chair before getting up again.
But now she is as dangerous in the last minute as she is in the first." The team spent part of last summer in South Africa raising their cardio-vascular fitness through activities such as white-water rafting, running, rock climbing and cycling 80 kilometres.
In judo, it is crucial to develop new moves as your career progresses; otherwise competitors anticipate your techniques.
www.times-olympics.co.uk /archive/judos15o.html   (547 words)

 Japanese American Summer Olympians
In a year filled with international conflict and unrest, the 2004 Summer Olympics seem more important than ever as a reminder of the ancient ideals of competition, culture, education, and peace that began the Olympic games as early as 776 BC.
The return of the games to Athens, Greece-the original site of the Olympics-and the customary lighting of the torch are reminders of the true spirit of the event where athletes from many countries honor the Olympic Truce and compete, not for personal gain, but to represent the best that their country has to offer.
When judo was finally accepted as an Olympic event in 1964, Japanese Americans such as Paul Murayama, Kevin Asano, Patrick Mitsugi Burris, Nicki Yonezuki, Craig Agena and, more recently, Sandra Bacher and Liliko Ogasawara, became notable names in the sports world.
www.janmstore.com /summerolympics.html   (848 words)

 Olympic Preview: Judo
Despite the fact that judo means, "the gentle way," it is the only Olympic sport where choking and breaking an opponent's arm is legal.
While many other martial arts focus more on punching and kicking, judo is a mix of strength, flexibility, and using a competitor's strength, weight, and momentum against him or her.
Men's judo contests last a maximum of five minutes, while women's last a maximum of four.
www.factmonster.com /spot/ol-judo.html   (380 words)

 Summer Olympics
Sailing first became an Olympic sport in Paris in 1900, where time handicaps were used to referee the race.
Olympic racing is now conducted with boats categorised into one-design classes based on similar weights and dimensions.
Olympic history abounds with tales of athletes who overcame crippling adversity to win gold medals, but Karoly Takacs' comeback may be the best.
library.thinkquest.org /CR0214546/solympics.html   (1844 words)

 Wikinfo | 1980 Summer Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Moscow won the bid to organise the Games by defeating Los Angeles, which would host the next Olympics.
Women's field hockey is Olympic for the first time, but all major nations boycott the tournament.
The team of Zimbabwe is invited just a week before the start of the Games, but it wins the nation's first gold medal.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=1980_Summer_Olympics   (332 words)

 ipedia.com: 1992 Summer Olympics Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo lights the Olympic Flame by shooting an arrow into the cauldron.
Yugoslav athletes are not allowed to participate with their own team, but may compete under the Olympic flag as Independent Olympic Participants.
Badminton and women's judo become part of the Olympic programme, while white water canoeing returns to the Games after a 20-year absence.
www.ipedia.com /1992_summer_olympics.html   (412 words)

 EdGate Summer Games
To qualify as an Olympic sport, that sport must be widely practiced by men in at least 75 countries and on four continents, and by women in at least 40 countries and on three continents.
The Olympic sport of team handball is not to be confused with the game played against a wall with a small rubber ball.
Olympic news from the leading provider of sports on the Internet.
www2.edgate.com /summergames/spotlight_sport   (384 words)

 Judo at the 1992 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Judo competition at the 1992 Summer Olympics was contested in fourteen weight classes, seven each for men and women.
This was the first Olympic competition to award medals to women judoka; women competed in 1988 as a demonstration sport.
Judo • Modern pentathlon • Roller hockey (demonstration) • Rowing ;• Sailing • Shooting ;• Swimming ;• Synchronized swimming • Table tennis • Taekwondo (demonstration) • Tennis ;• Volleyball • Water polo • Weightlifting • Wrestling
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 Judo America Home Page
While he was Chairman of the National AAU Judo Committee, he rewrote the constitution and bylaws of the Pan American Judo Union in 1963 and served as both PJU secretary general and technical director over the next several years.
Phil Porter, who was then Chairman of the U.S. governing body for Judi, the AAU Judo Committee, was a member of the four person Consultative Committee of Referees for the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, made a special effort to obtain a copy of the Judo rules, even in J apanese.
This requirement is fundamental to the growth and development of Judo because Judo advancement comes principally from the efforts of the few creative leaders to generate new ideas and theories about Judo, and who also create the audio visual materials to pass those ideas along to others.
www.judoamerica.com /coaches/criteria.shtml   (5200 words)

 1992 Olympics — Infoplease.com
The year IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch brought the Olympics to his native Spain marked the first renewal of the Summer Games since the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany in 1990.
Carl Lewis earned his seventh and eighth career gold medals with a third consecutive Olympic win in the long jump, and an anchor-leg performance on the American 4x100-meter relay team that helped establish a world record.
Memorable Olympic Moments: The Man with the Golden Shoes - The Man with the Golden Shoes Michael Johnson sets the pace in 1996 by John Gettings Michael...
www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0114882.html   (550 words)

 2004 Athens Olympics - A site dedicated to Athens 2004 and Past Olympics
Your source for all informations relating to the Summer/Winter Olympics as well as information on Athens, Greece.
This web site is not affiliated with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), Athens Olympic Committee (ATHOC) or the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of any country.
The word olympic is a trademark of IOC.
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 Judo @ Bluegrass Budokai: Kodokan Judo History by Neil Ohlenkamp
Judo @ Bluegrass Budokai: Kodokan Judo History by Neil Ohlenkamp
This speech by Jigoro Kano was given at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles on the occasion of 11th Olympiad, 1932.
On August 10, 1932, about 200 Judo students, mostly from the Los Angeles area, did a demonstration with Jigoro Kano at the Los Angeles Coliseum as part of the Olympic Games, the first time Judo was seen in the Olympics.
www.bluegrassbudokai.com /BGB/judo/judohistory2.php   (831 words)

Canada's judo stamp, celebrating the 1976 Montreal Olympics, is interesting: even when inverted, the technique looks good.
America also had a cancellation mark for judo at this event as well as a postcard with an eagle mascot in a judogi and fl belt.
Judo: Sport for All Species, by Master Collector Ronald Allan Charles, is a humorous article describing non-humans in judogi on stamps, a phonecard, postal card, and an envelope.
www.usja-judo.org /~judo.stamps   (15694 words)

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