The setting was appropriate for the occasion: an illustrious circle of local greats and international judo officials met on Thursday evening in the Bösendorfer Hall at Schloss Mittersill. The photos on display invited guests to travel back in time to the past three decades. Venison steak was served at the table. 30 years of Olympic Training Camp Mittersill – 1994 – 2024 – a very special anniversary.
“What you achieve year after year is really special. Mittersill is the best training camp in the world. With more than 1,000 participants and the absolute top stars in the industry. The Austrian Judo Federation, the local organisers, the Salzburg provincial government and the town of Mittersill deserve a big thank you,” said IJF President Marius VIZER and presented Judo Austria President Martin POIGER with the IJF Gold Medal of Honour.
EJU Vice President Otto KNEITINGER awarded Mittersill’s mayor Wolfgang VIERTLER with a very special certificate: “Mittersill is now an official European judo city – the training camp enjoys a first-class reputation throughout the judo world. You have more than earned this honour.”
The IJF President Marius Vizer also presented Salzburg’s Provincial Councillor for Sport, Martin ZAUNER, with a medal of honour.
“It was a very special evening, a tribute to the state, city and local organisers. Ali GMEINER should be proud of what he has achieved,” emphasized ÖJV President Martin Poiger. “The fact that the IJF President, Marius Vizer, is paying us a visit gives the 30th anniversary even more weight.”
Author: EJU Media