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  • News | Olympic News

    David Douillet writes judo history in Sydney in 2000

    After winning a second consecutive Olympic gold medal among the heavyweight judokas, on 22 September 2000 in Sydney, David Douillet hung up his kimono, with a list of achievements that made him the biggest star in his sport in the 1990s. His successor in France is none other than Teddy Riner, who intends to go one better by winning a third title in Tokyo in 2020!
    22 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Judo, France
  • News | Sydney 2000

    David Douillet: “Over and above my titles, what I’ve taken is a message of hope”

    Exactly 20 years ago, on the tatami of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour, judoka David Douillet, the flagbearer for the French team, retained his Olympic heavyweight title. His road to glory, however, was strewn with obstacles. Here, he tells olympic.org about his quest for gold and the importance of the values of sharing and humanity, which have made him who he is today.
    28 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Judo, Sydney 2000, France
  • News | Lake Placid 1932

    On 15 February 1932, Eddie Eagan became the first and only person to win gold at the Summer and Winter Games

    As a pusher in the four-man bobsleigh team spearheaded by pilot Billy Fiske, Edward Eagan won the gold medal with the USA I team in the final event of the Lake Placid 1932 Winter Games. Twelve years earlier, as a boxer, he had been crowned Olympic champion in the light heavyweight competition at Antwerp 1920. Today marks the anniversary of one man’s extraordinary achievement.
    15 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Light up to 60kg (boxing), Boxing, Bobsleigh, Lake Placid 1932, Antwerp 1920
  • Judo - +100kg Men - Rio 2016 Olympic Games | Video

    Judo - +100kg Men - Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    Highlights of the Judo - +100kg (Heavyweight) Men on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 2 on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Ishii Fights To Gold In Heavyweight Judo | Video

    Ishii Fights To Gold In Heavyweight Judo

    Satoshi Ishii of Japan faces Abdullo Tangriev of Uzbekistan in the men's heavyweight judo final and wins gold. Ishii scores a yuko first against three time Asian champion Tangriev. The match continues and Ishii keeps scoring points, winning 10-0 and taking home the gold. Judo +100kg Men Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Satoshi Ishii (JPN), Abdullo Tangriev (UZB),
  • Judo - 90 - 100kg (half-heavyweight) Men

    Judo - 90 - 100kg (half-heavyweight) Men

    Elmar Gasimov of Azerbaijan competes against Artem Bloshenko of Ukraine during the men's -100kg semifinal of table A judo contest on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Carioca Arena 2 on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Judo - 90 - 100kg (half-heavyweight) Men

    Judo - 90 - 100kg (half-heavyweight) Men

    Cyrille Maret of France competes with Karl-Richard Frey of Germany during the men's -100kg bronze medal judo contest on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Carioca Arena 2 on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro,
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Judo - 90 - 100kg (half-heavyweight) Men

    Judo - 90 - 100kg (half-heavyweight) Men

    Ryunosuke Haga of Japan competes against Rafael Buzacarini of Brazil during the men's -100kg elimination round judo contest on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Carioca Arena 2 on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Judo - 90 - 100kg (half-heavyweight) Men

    Judo - 90 - 100kg (half-heavyweight) Men

    Beka Gviniashvili of Georgia competes against Benjamin Fletcher of Great Britain during the men's -100kg elimination round judo contest on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Carioca Arena 2 on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Judo - 90 - 100kg (half-heavyweight) Men

    Judo - 90 - 100kg (half-heavyweight) Men

    Ryunosuke Haga of Japan competes against Jevgenijs Borodavko of Latvia during the men's -100kg elimination round judo contest on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Carioca Arena 2 on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:00 PM | Photo
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