Japan is making an aggressive move to grab enough coronavirus vaccine to inoculate its population four times over, a push the government hopes will instil confidence that it can host a delayed summer Olympics next year.
For much of the last decade, Ronda Rousey has been the biggest name in women’s mixed martial arts. Moreover, Rowdy arguably established herself as the most decorated judoka to compete in MMA, claiming the women’s bantamweight title in both Strikeforce and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. So, let’s take a look at how judo proved to be the springboard to Rousey’s combat career.
Athletes testing positive for recreational drugs out-of-competition will be banned by the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA) for 1-3 months instead of two years when the policy is changed next year, officials said on Thursday.
Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will make a much anticipated return to the ring when he faces four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition bout on Sept. 12, Triller, the virtual social media and music platform, said on Thursday.
The Tokyo Olympics next year will use the same venues and follow an almost identical competition schedule as the one originally planned for this year before the event was postponed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, organisers said on Friday.
The president of Russia’s suspended athletics federation resigned from his post on Monday as the federation grapples with new doping setbacks that could keep its athletes further sidelined from international competitions.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, often floated as a future Japanese premier, said on Monday the Olympics must go ahead next year as a symbol of world unity in overcoming the novel coronavirus, even as her city grapples with stubborn spikes in cases.
The German Bundesliga is one of the strongest judo leagues in the world where international top athletes are invited to fight for the German clubs. Normally in a competition form, this year due to the corona pandemic, a tournament will be held instead of a regular league.