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Judo

This page draws together judo-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.


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Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics judo.  View the Judo Fact Sheet

Every athlete aims to prevail over the opponent by using special techniques, in the standing position by grappling his uniform, otherwise the judo gi, trying to throw him down, and in the ground position by trying to pin him down for a certain time, or by applying chocks or arm locks, which however is not allowed in Special Olympics. Judo is a sport demanding physical capabilities along with spiritual discipline.


Judo News and Stories


December 19, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Switzerland

60 judokas hit the mat in Switzerland

By Irene Ñanculaf

Sixty judokas in fine form after a judo tournament in Uster.

Special Olympics Switzerland hosted a judo tournament for more than 60 male and female judokas on 7 December 2014 in Uster. Three hours of throwing, pinning and other moves on the mats took place under the watchful eye of six referees from the Swiss Judo Federation.View Story Special Olympics Switzerland hosted a judo tournament for more than 60 male and female judokas on 7 December 2014 in Uster. Judokas represented eight clubs with one guest club participating from Germany. Once divisioning was complete, three hours of throwing, pinning and other moves on the mats took place under the watchful eye of six referees from the Swiss Judo Federation. All agreed that while physically demanding, the contests were equally as exhilarating. The tournament came to a close when judokas were presented with medals by Paralympic judoka Carmen Brussig who holds World, European, Swiss and German titles.

About Irene Ñanculaf:Irene Ñanculaf is responsible for PR and Communications at Special Olympics Switzerland.
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September 20, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Belgium

Belgian judoka David De Witte is relevation at Special Olympics

By Emilie Bruynbroeck

David De Witte

Forty seconds, that is all Belgian judoka David De Witte needed for his victory. The first fight against the Swede Fredrik Hallberg only lasted thirty seconds.View Story Forty seconds, that is all Belgian judoka David De Witte needed for his victory. The first fight against the Swede Fredrik Hallberg only lasted thirty seconds. De Witte won this fight immediately with an Ippon, an action by which the opponent cannot stand up. His antagonist in the second fight only persisted ten seconds. Once again: triumph trough an ippon. “I have been training very hard, but this quick victory and a gold medal were very unexpected. I am thrilled,” David De Witte says. “I am very grateful to my coach and to the public to support me!”

About Emilie Bruynbroeck:I am a volunteer contributor at the media desk in Antwerp Expo. I study journalism.
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May 14, 2014 | SOI General: Headquarters

Seeking Experienced Officials for the LA 2015 Games

By Sara Prescott

Special Olympics welcomes applications for volunteer sport officials for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles California, 24 July – 2 August 2015. The application deadline is July 1.View Story Special Olympics is accepting applications for volunteer sport officials for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles California, 24 July – 2 August 2015. In most cases, Special Olympics will select officials who are already certified by a related sports federation and who have Special Olympics officiating experience. Applications must be received by no later than July 1 2014. Please use the link below for more information and to download applications.

About Sara Prescott:I am the Administrative Assistant of Sports Training & Competition at Special Olympics.
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Judo Events


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Location

Jul 24 - Aug 2 2015

World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015

In July of 2015 more than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will come to Los Angeles, California for the Special Olympics World Summer Games and enjoy 10 days full of joy, friendship and competition. Athletes will compete in 22 sports. The event expects to attract 500,000 spectators and 30,000 volunteers and 3,000 coaches.
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World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015
Email:info@la2015.org
Phone:213-892-6018
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Various Locations, Los Angeles
Los Angeles , California
UNITED STATES

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Judo Competitions

2014 European Summer Games

The Special Olympics European Summer Games featured 10 sports and 58 delegations, making the 2014 Games one of the largest ever. See stories and results


2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Athens, Greece, was the home of the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games. That year, it was the world’s largest sporting event for athletes with intellectual disabilities. See results by athlete, delegation and bib number.


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