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1/11/12 8:43 AM
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JoshuaResnick
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So, there has been this huge fight the last few years as all the major Judo countries in the Pan-Am region revolted against the powers that be. they got together and then formed their own confederation. it got nasty and went to the world sport court-- yes, there is such a thing...

in the end, the good guys just won.

CAS Decision in Pan America Case 23th December 2011.
International Judo FederationYesterday the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in favor of the IJF for the case started by the Pan American Judo UNION (PJU) against the IJF and the Pan American Judo CONFEDERATION (PJC).
Yesterday the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in favor of the IJF for the case started by the Pan American Judo UNION (PJU) against the IJF and the Pan American Judo CONFEDERATION (PJC).

On January 19 2009, 22 countries in Pan America decided to leave from the PJU and founded the PJC. These are the strongest countries from Pan America who represent over 95% of all the results and athletes in the entire continent. As time progressed the PJC began having activity and many of the remaining countries transferred from PJU into the new organization.

The International Judo Federation Executive Committee, after requesting all information from both organizations and giving a chance for each to make a presentation to the EC, voted 19 in favor and 1 abstention to reject the PJU as member of the IJF, and at the same time, 19 votes in favor and 1 abstention for the PJC, the new organization, to be the one and only continental organization regulating judo in Pan America recognized by the IJF.

The PJU immediately launched a CAS procedure against the IJF requesting that the EC decision be cancelled and that IJF be forced to accept PJU as the official and only recognized organization and also that the IJF Pay for all legal fees and other fees to the PJU.

The CAS ruled that the appeal filed by the Pan American Judo Union, all motions and prayers for relief are DISMISSED and that the EC decision made empowering the PJC is the only recognized organization in Pan Americas is officially confirmed.
1/11/12 11:42 AM
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panic686
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Why do you think the good guys won? I am new to the politics of judo.
1/11/12 2:23 PM
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Usually both sides always say they are the good guys.
1/15/12 1:17 AM
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JoshuaResnick
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why did they win...? because their reasons for revolt were legit and they took their problems directly to the IJF who helped them reform and then held a vote of the worldwide judo community to make the change-over legal... the PJU's argument did not hold water as it was based off of emotional, circumstancial falsehoods...

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