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JOC to investigate violence in judo, other sports

In this photo taken in June 2012, Ryuji Sonoda, center, coaches female judo wrestlers during a training camp in Ureshino city, southwestern Japan. Japan's Judo Federation said Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 that head coach Sonoda used violence against athletes at the camp prior to the London Olympics. The federation's confirmation Wednesday of Sonoda's actions comes a day after it was revealed 15 female judo wrestlers sent a letter to the Japanese Olympic Committee at the end of 2012 complaining they had been subjected to harassment and physical violence by Sonoda at a pre-Olympic training camp, Kyodo news agency reported. AP

The Japanese Olympic Committee says it will launch an investigation into the alleged abuse of elite female judo competitors by former national coach Ryuji Sonoda.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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