Friday, 17th of June, is a truly important day for European Judo as well as the European Judo Union. The EJU Extraordinary Congress is taking place in the afternoon in Vienna (5 p.m., MEZ). Three elections are on the agenda: 1) Election of the EJU President and his (Executive Committee) team, 2) Election of the EJU General Secretary, 3) Election of the EJU General Treasurer. The sole candidates are: President: Laszlo Toth (HUN), General Secretary: Martin Poiger (AUT), General Treasurer: Envic Galea (MLT). Executive Committee team: Otto Kneitinger (GER), Senior Vice President/Vice President Marketing, Hrvoje Lindi (CRO), Vice President Sport, Sergei Aschwanden (SUI), Vice President Education, Catarina Rodrigues (POR), Head Sport Director, Sezer Huysuz (TUR), Sport Director, Agron Kuka (KOS), Sport Director, Urska Zolnir Jugovar (SLO), Sport Director, Alexandr Jatskevitch (LAT), Refereeing Director, Alexandr Nagibin (UKR), Marketing Director, Jacek Zawadka (POL), Marketing Director, Ronnie Saez (GBR), Education Director, Kristiina Pekkola (SWE), Education Director, Moshe Ponte (ISR), Development Director.
Facts & Figures about the European Judo Union Extraordinary Congress, 17th of June 2022, Vienna:
- Interim EJU President Otto Kneitinger (GER) will lead the meeting.
- 50 out of the 51 member federations are taking part, only Monaco is unable to attend. Overall 28 JF presidents, 11 JF vice presidents and 3 JF General Secretaries will be present. IJF President Marius Vizer (AUT) is expected to attend the Congress.
- 9 out of the total 16 members of the EJU Executive Committee will be newly elected: Kristiina Pekkola (SWE), Urska Zolnir Jugovar (SLO), Sergei Aschwanden (SUI), Envic Galea (MLT), Sezer Huysuz (TUR), Agron Kuka (KOS), Moshe Ponte (ISR), Ronnie Saez (GBR) and Jacek Zawadka (POL).
- Top class: Urska Zolnir Jugovar won the gold medal at the London Olympic Games 2012 (and a bronze medal in Athens 2004), Sergei Aschwanden gained a bronze medal in Beijing 2008, Moshe Ponte was responsible for 4 Israeli Olympic medals (1992 as head coach, 2016, 2020 as president), Kristina Pekkola is a 4-time Nordic and Scandinavian champion, Sezer Huysuz a 2-time Olympic Games participant (2008, 2012) and Ronnie Saez a former World Veterans champion (2002).
Author: EJU Media