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_____  Judo _____
 Olympics
Where: Ano Liossia Olympic Hall.
When: Aug. 14-20.
Medals: Men's weight classes -- 60 kg, 66 kg, 73 kg, 81 kg, 90 kg, 100 kg, 100kg-plus. Women's weight classes -- 48 kg, 52 kg, 57 kg, 63 kg, 70 kg, 78 kg, 78 kg-plus.
Outlook: Introduced as an Olympic sport in 1964; no country has dominated but the Japanese are always strong. This year will be no exception with six-time world champion Ryoko Tani returning to defend her gold medal in the 48 kg weight class. Jimmy Pedro, whose bronze in 1996 was the last American medal, qualified in 73 kg; he retired in 2000 but returned in 2003.

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An interactive guide to the equipment, techniques and rules for judo at the Olympic Games.
U.S. judo roster


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