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Brazil, Uruguay face Olympic ban in judo

Brazil, Uruguay face Olympic ban in judo

The Pan-American Judo Union has threatened to ban members Brazil and Uruguay from the Beijing Olympics for trying to oust its leaders.
In a letter to the International Judo Federation, the Pan-American Judo Union, or UPJ, accused the Brazilian and Uruguayan federations of a plot to remove the union heads from their posts before their terms end.
The governing body of judo in the Americas said the federations scheduled a meeting in Brazil for today and tomorrow "with the purpose and objective to (create) an illegal 'Assembly of the UPJ,'" and depose its "democratically elected members."