Road to Rio : Aljaž Sedez, judo

Aljaž Sedez is one of Slovenia's best judokas. He started competing in 2007 and became a Junior European Champion. In the same year, he also won a gold medal at the Senior World Cup in Budapest, while still a junior, to everyone's surprise.     In the European Championship in 2010, Aljaž injured his right elbow and was forced to step off the tatami for six months of rehabilitation. After a recovery, he won two silver medals in the Grand Prix and qualified for the Olympic Games in London 2012.    Aljaž recently had another terrible injury, and is now...

#RoadToRio with MAKEACHAMP

The most saught after competition for amateur athletes is the Olympic Games. Athletes dream of one day representing their country at the biggest competition in the world. For many, thats what it remains, a dream while for a few lucky ones it becomes a reality. The road to become an olympian is not an easy one by any means, it is long, hard and filled with anything from sacrifice to failures and triumphs. It is the true test of human potential. How long can you suffer in order to achieve your dreams? The answer to this question is very often...

14 reasons you should support amateur/Olympic athletes

MAKEACHAMP is on a mission to help as many athletes as possible. We're inviting your join us an make 2014 the year to support amateur/Olympic athletes. Here are 14 reasons you should join in. 1. They can’t do it without you Athletes are extremely hard working and very often under funded. By not supporting our athletes we are sending them on missions without the fuel they need. Support Olympic and amateur athletes because without funding they simply can’t keep doing what they do best - win.


This year hundreds of top judokas from all over Canada will face off in Saguenay, Quebec looking to be crowned Canadian Judo Champions.  Besides rigorous training a lot of the judoka have to worry about paying for their trip to Saguenay. Some athletes will be left behind simply because they cannot afford the travel. The National Judo Championships should be a test of skill, hard work and talent; and not money.