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


Saudi fighter given permission to wear hijab in judo

Saudi judo competitor Wojdan Shaherkhani.

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

2012 London Olympic Games
 Blas jr Ricardo GUM VS Keita Favinet GUI  in the 100kg plus Judo.
Excel Stadium North 2, London,
friday 3rd August 2012
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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.

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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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 6

Melanie Schlanger

Our live coverage of Day 6 of the London Olympics has now concluded. We'll be back tomorrow at 5.30pm (AEST), bringing you all the action live as it happens.

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Live coverage: London Olympics Day 5


Daniel Sankey It's agony for James Magnussen tonight — he's missed gold in the men's 100m freestyle by 0.01 seconds.

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Live coverage: London Olympics Day 7

Eamon Sullivan

Daniel Sankey Welcome to our live coverage of Day 7 at the London Olympics. It's the day when the swimming, cycling and athletics all collide — and Australia has a host of medal chances in each of the three events.

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High kicker: Judoka expelled after eating marijuana brownie

Nick Delpopolo

US judo competitor Nick Delpopolo was expelled from the London Olympic Games on Monday after testing positive for marijuana and apologised to organisers, fans and fellow athletes for unwittingly...

Usain Bolt tweets pictures of himself as he aims to turn three into four


Jamaica's Usain Bolt warned he was "ready to go again" on Monday in search of more Olympic gold after celebrating into the small hours following his classic 100m win.

Kelly wraps up superheavyweight campaign, time for a London pint

Damon Kelly.

Phil Lutton Damon Kelly thudded his final lift back into the floor at the ExCel Centre, pumped his fists and gestured to a crowd he credited with getting him over the line. The tank had been emptied.

A way to keep eyes on the prize

 Michael Phelps

One has acquired more Olympic medals than any other athlete in history. The other was knocked out of the Games after 250 seconds. But Michael Phelps and Ashley McKenzie, the 23-year-old British No.

A porthole to this city's soul


Peter Hanlon As much as these Games have been about Great Britain showing the world it has well and truly moved with the times in terms of athletic achievement, they have been a nod to the past.