Judo Day 4

Emmanuel Lucenti from Argentina against Canadian Antoine Valois-Fortier in the Men's 81kg Judo. Photo by Pat Scala

Australia has 3 competitors left in the field after Carli Renzi's loss on Day 4 of the games to no. 4 seed Automne Pavia from France. Photos by Pat Scala

Hijab outlawed: Saudi judo competitor refused permission to wear head scarf

Saudi judo competitor Wojdan Shaherkhani.

Chris Barrett Australia's judo head coach endorses a ruling that has outlawed Saudi judoka Wojdan Shaherkani from wearing the hijab head scarf during the Olympic competition in London.

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Saudi fighter given permission to wear hijab in judo

A female Saudi fighter will take part in the Olympic judo competition after being allowed to wear an Islamic headscarf, or hijab, of a specific design.

24 seconds of judo

Britain's Christopher Sherrington (white) competes with Australia's Jake Andrewartha (blue) during their men's +100kg judo contest match of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 3, 2012 at the ExCel arena in London. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA

For Australian judo competitor Jake Andrewartha it was 14 years of toil amounting to 24 seconds of competition in his men's +100kg elimination bout against Britain's Christopher Sherrington.

One big day in judo

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 Blas jr Ricardo GUM VS Keita Favinet GUI  in the 100kg plus Judo.
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For Australian judo competitor Jake Andrewartha it was 14 years of toil amounting to 24 seconds of competition in his men's +100kg elimination round when he lost to Britain's Christopher Sherrington.

Arrest at the 100m: judo bronze medallist says she hit man who allegedly threw bottle at runners


A man was in police custody on Monday after being arrested for throwing a bottle onto the track just as the men's Olympic 100m final was about to start, London police said.

Your daily guide to the 2012 Olympics

Awesome oarsmen: from left, William Lockwood, James Chapman, Drew Ginn and Jushua Dunkley-Smith.

Worried you’ll miss something at the London Games but too busy to study the schedule?

Japan throws in practice for its cops and cobbers

Olympics, London 2012  Judo Australian team training at Redbridge Sports Centre, Fairlop. Friday. July 27th 2012.Photos: Steve Christo

Chris Barrett ON ANY ordinary occasion scrapping with a cop would result in cuffs, a paddy wagon, a cell and probably worse.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 1

Stephanie Rice after finishing second in her 400m individual medley heat.

Phil Lutton Join us for live coverage of Day 1 of competition at the London Olympics, featuring swimmer Stephanie Rice as she defends her Beijing 400m individual medley gold medal.

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Where is everyone? Empty seats blamed on 'Olympic family' no-show


Jacquelin Magnay London 2012 organisers promised an investigation after thousands of empty seats were visible yesterday at some of the most popular Olympic venues.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 2


Phil Lutton Live coverage of all the action of Day 2 of the London Olympics.

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Renzi gets rude shock after first round bye


Chris Barrett Melbourne’s Carli Renzi ran into an opponent with a right arm like a propeller at the ExCel arena, falling 15-0 in her round-of-16 contest in the women’s 57kg category.

Who is Yannick Agnel, the Olympics' 'incredible' introvert?


Glenda Kwek He's won two gold medals in two days at the London Olympics - outgunning US swimming star Ryan Lochte - and is set to take on James "The Missile" Magnussen on Thursday morning.

Kayla's battle for gold nothing compared to years of torment at hands of coach


Ian Chadband US Judoka tells how she confronted the horrors of sexual abuse to get her life back

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You must be judoking: at 218kg, he's the biggest man at the Olympics

Guam's Ricardo Blas Jr (right) locks horns with Georgia's Lasha Gujejiani at the Beijing Olympics.

Chris Barrett A 25-year-old from Guam is the heaviest competitor in the history of the modern Olympics, tipping the scales at 218kg.

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All over in 24 seconds, as bout ends in tears

Jake Andrewartha

Peter Hanlon THE harshness and human triumph that pervade sport's greatest stage swept the judo mat on Friday, as 14 years of toil amounted to 24 seconds of competition for Australia's Jake Andrewartha.

Foes and fans floored by magic of Big Teddy

Teddy Riner.

Peter Hanlon Teddy Riner worked his way through the big boys of the men's 100kg-plus division to win gold. He's only 23 but has changed the face of heavyweight judo.

Gone in 82 seconds, but a winner for Saudi women

Making history: Wojdan Shaherkani.

Esther Addley Wojdan Shaherkani's history-making appearance in London lasts just 1 minute and 22 seconds.

Foes and fans floored by the magic of man mountain

Teddy Riner

On the website of the French sports daily L'Equipe, there is a video that shows Usain Bolt sitting beside a running track in Kingston, an open laptop on his knee.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 3

'Leisel deserves more respect' (Thumbnail)

Phil Lutton That's all from our live coverage of day three of the London Olympics. Here's a recap of what happened in the pool, plus all of the other action that unfolded while you slept.

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