The Croatian Judo Federation organized Gala Dinner in Zagreb for its’ 65th Anniversary. The President of the International Judo Federation, Mr. Marius Vizer, EJU Vice President, Dr. Hans Paul Kutschera and four times Olympic Champion in skiing, now Croatian State Secretary for Sports, Mrs. Janica Kostelić were amongst many distinguished guests. Mr. Vizer and Mr. Kutschera received an award for supporting Croatian judo throughout the years by the International Judo Federation as well as the European Judo Union.
“It is always a great feeling to visit Croatia, the judo family and sport friends. This anniversary shows great direction Croatian judo has and I am looking forward seeing Croatian judokas taking important roles in big judo competitions” – said Mr. Vizer during his speech.
“On behalf of EJU President, Mr. Sergey Soloveychik, I would like to congratulate Croatian Judo Federation and its president Mrs. Sanda Čorak for building an organization that could be a role model to many other federations across Europe” – mentioned Mr. Kutschera during his opening speech.