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Japan judo coaches punished

Updated: March 20, 2013, 12:01 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- The Japanese Olympic Committee said Tuesday that it has cut funding for the All Japan Judo Federation and ordered it to take preventive measures as punishment for coaches' abusive training of female judokas.

The JOC also cancelled a $260,000 annual subsidy for the federation for this year. The JOC directive also included a ban on violent coaching, more transparency in team selections and increased hiring of female coaches, the committee said in a statement. The JOC has also established ...

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