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Kirill Denisov: Euro-2012 brings lots of surprises

One of the Russian national team leaders was forced to miss Euro-2012 because of the injury. However, the world championship’s awardee is always in the bleachers of Traktor Arena. He supports his team mates and goes on preparing for the Olympics in London.

29 April 2012 - 18:35

Tamerlan Tmenov: Moscow should follow the example of Chelyabinsk

The awardee of two Olympic Games and seven-time European champion finished his brilliant career two years ago, but his heart is still with judo. Tamerlan Tmenov calls on Moscow to follow the example of Chelyabinsk in organizing the major tournaments. The experience will be useful to hold the 2014 World Championships in the Russian capital.

29 April 2012 - 16:32

Elena Ivashchenko: I didn’t throw her, she fell accidently…

Elena Ivashchenko has brought the first gold medal to the women’s Russian team. This victory made the Olympics closer to the athlete.

29 April 2012 - 14:28

Sergey Soloveichik: Ezio Gamba stands for guys to the end. And they are thankful to him

The president of the European Judo Union, vice-president of the Russian Judo Federation Sergey Soloveichik has told about the situation in the coaching staff of the Russian team on the eve of the Olympics.

28 April 2012 - 21:41

Sirazhudin Magomedov: In the final I fought for myself and Mansur Isaev

European champion in the –81kg weight category, Chelyabinsk citizen Sirazhudin Magomedov commented upon his victory. The athlete didn’t conceal his happiness that the Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region greeted him personally. Meanwhile, he confessed that his friend’s (Mansur Isaev) defeat made him very upset.

28 April 2012 - 13:01

Aron Bogolyubov, “In Chelyabinsk it’s better than in Paris”

It is the first time in Chelyabinsk for the coach, famous judoka in the past, USSR Honored Master of Sports and bronze medalist of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Aron Bogolyubov is a legendary person who trained a lot of world famous athletes. Vladimir Putin is also among those he coached. Aron Bogolyubov now lives and works in Hamburg, but he regularly gives coaching workshops and seminars in many countries of the world.

27 April 2012 - 21:47

Tomash Kovalsky: I’m pleasantly shocked by Chelyabinsk tournament

Polish athlete, silver medalist of the Euro-2012 tells why he was defeated by Russian AlimGadanov and shares his impressions from Chelyaninsk.

27 April 2012 - 15:08

Sergey Soloveychik, the president of the European Judo Union: Warm hearts can solve any tasks

The 2012 European Judo Championships are expected to become not only grandiose sporting event for Russia and the South Ural region, but also the ideal example of the organization for the other Judo Federations. The president of the European Judo Union Sergei Soloveichik shares his impression from Chelyabinsk.

27 April 2012 - 13:24

Vitaly Makarov, the senior coach of the men's national team: The Europeans can’t wait to come and see the city of champions

The senior coach of the men's national team has told about the readiness of the team for the European Championships, the most dangerous rivals, chances of the South Urals athletes to perform at the Olympics and reasons for the Europeans to visit Chelyabinsk.

23 April 2012 - 06:53

Ezio Gamba, the head coach of men’s national team: All 14 athletes are able to win medals

One week before the European Judo Championships the head coach of the Russian men’s team Ezio Gamba announces the team selection for the tournament. 14 athletes will fight on the Traktor Arena’s tatamis. There are four judokas from the Chelyabinsk region among them: Mansur Isaev (–73kg), Sirajudin Magomedov (–81kg), Zafar Makhmadov (–100kg) and Renat Saidov (+90kg). Ezio Gamba talks about the medal plans, team willingness and fan’s support.

19 April 2012 - 11:28

Vadim Evdokimov, vice-governor of the Chelyabinsk region: We are pleased to show Chelyabinsk to the Europeans

Chelyabinsk is on the eve of the vast sporting event. It’s less than a week before the European Judo Championships begins. Vice-governor of the Chelyabinsk region Vadim Evdokimov told about preparations, difficulties and surprises of the upcoming tournament.

17 April 2012 - 15:44

Dmitry Gerasimenko, the leader of the Serbian national judo team: Yeah! I'm going to Chelyabinsk!

He used to be the South Ural's guy and we had big hopes for him. He has left judo school in Trekhgorny (Chelyabinsk region) for Moscow, and then decided to change a citizenship. The new Serbian man became a leader in a new team, and now is ready to participate not only at the 2012 European Championship in Chelyabinsk, but also at the Olympic Games in London.

9 April 2012 - 11:06

Lubov Bruletova, seven-time Russian judo champion: Euro-2012 in Russia - that’s great!

Lubov Bruletova is a silver medalist of Olympic Games and European champion. She is an athlete who achieved the best result in the history of the national women's judo. After finishing her sport career she didn’t become politician or actress, as other colleagues, but chose a difficult coaching profession. This conversation took place at the Olympic Judo Training Center of Chelyabinsk region.

- The 2012 European Judo Championship will be held in Russia, Chelyabinsk. Is it a significant event for the country?

1 April 2012 - 12:26

Igor Zhuchkov, the head coach of women’s junior Russian team: We’ll meet lots of old friends at Euro-2012 in Chelyabinsk

The name of Igor Zhuchkov is well-known among professionals and fans of judo.

16 March 2012 - 12:05

Alexander Miller, the state Judo coach in Chelyabinsk region: We must prepare to face the particular opponents

Honoured coach of Russia, state judo coach in Chelyabinsk region Alexander Miller doesn’t need a special introduction.

11 February 2012 - 21:04