Japanese national women's judo head coach Ryuji Sonoda announces his resignation in Tokyo on January 31, 2013 after allegations emerged he had beaten his athletes with wooden swords. A group of female judokas, including some who took part in the London Olympics, had complained to the Japanese Olympic Committee that they had been physically abused. JAPAN OUT AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS
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Japan Women's Judo national team head coach Ryuji Sonoda speaks during a press conference on January 31, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. Sonoda announced he will resign as head coach of the Japanese women's judo team following revelations he used violence and harassed judoka under him.