Edition No. 23. Summer, 2000. Today is
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A SPECIAL TWO-PART TWOJ REPORT
Three different Japanese men won European 'A' tournaments this year, a fourth won a silver and a fifth won the Asian Championships (a sixth even beat John Buchanan in the final of the British Open but we won't dwell on that). To suggest that Japan are well endowed at -60kg would be an understatement...

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European Championships 2000 European Championships 2000
MAY 26-28, 2000: WROCLAW, POLAND
At the end of a gruelling contest the buzzer sounded; Karina Bryant wheeled around to the photographers and punched the air; she was European champion again. Bryant's gold topped off an outstanding championship for the British women's team who plundered another three silvers to finish second behind the French women. But for the odd contentious referee's decision they could even have swaggered home with four golds. From the old dome stadium, once used by Adolf Hitler to address his followers, to human Olympic rings, the Poles staged an attractive Championship. Children in coloured judogi (the rings), aided by champions of the past, treated the spectators to some eager demonstrations in the Opening Ceremony...

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Asian Championships 2000 Asian Championships 2000
MAY 26-28, 2000: OSAKA, JAPAN
The 2000 Asian Judo Championships acted as the only source of qualification to the Olympic Games for Asian fighters not already qualified through last year's World Championships. Naturally some of the top Japanese, Korean and Chinese fighters were rested as they had finished in the top eight at the Worlds. Four Japanese fighters, however, had failed to qualify last year and a couple of Korean former World Champions did not even compete in Birmingham so there was plenty of talent on display...

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USA Judo As Seen in Texas
USA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS APRIL 28-29, 2000: HUSTON, TEXAS
A couple of months ago I was fortunate enough to be present at the USA National Championships in Houston, Texas. GEEMAT had supplied six new competition areas and we were there to support our American agent. Judo in the USA has many of the same problems that we have here in Britain: despite the fact that both the USA and Great Britain have current men's World Champions there is very little interest from the general public, hardly any national television coverage, no sponsors and very little money injected into the sport. So it was very heartening to find an organising committee determined to improve the look of their competitions, and increase the amount of media coverage despite the lack of funding...


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EJU Newsletter The Journal of the European Judo Union
SPRING, 2000
It is with great pleasure that we have included the latest copy of the European Judo Newsletter. The Newsletter can be downloaded from twoj.org as a .pdf file which can be opened using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you have any news that you would like to include in the next issue I would be grateful if you could forward it to me at: ejunews@twoj.org. Hope you enjoy it!

Bob Willingham,
EJU Newsletter Editor, Official IJF Photographer and Media Assisstant


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IJF Picture of the Month IJF Picture of the Month
SEPTEMBER, 2000
The IJF Picture of the Month features the best in judo action from around the world, all phtographed by the official IJF photographer, Bob Willingham.

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2000 Olympic
Medal Standings
Country
1 2 3
Total
JPN
4
2
2
8
FRA
2
2
2
6
CUB
2
2
1
5
CHN
2
1
1
4
ITA
1
0
3
4
ESP
1
0
0
1
NED
1
0
0
1
TUR
1
0
0
1
KOR
0
2
3
5
BRA
0
2
0
2
RUS
0
1
2
3
CAN
0
1
0
1
GBR
0
1
0
1
BEL
0
0
2
2
EST
0
0
2
2
AUS
0
0
1
1
BLR
0
0
1
1
GEO
0
0
1
1
GER
0
0
1
1
KGZ
0
0
1
1
LAT
0
0
1
1
POR
0
0
1
1
PRK
0
0
1
1
ROM
0
0
1
1
UKR
0
0
1
1
Total
14
14
28
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