24 March 2015


Yesterday, the signature of the contract for the Judo World Championships Individual and Teams in 2017 took place in Budapest at the Ministry of Sport.

Mr. Marius Vizer declared: "In 2017, the Judo World Championships will be organized for the first time in history in Budapest. I am convinced that Hungary will organize a successful World Championship, especially with the possibility of candidature for the 2024 Olympic Games and also given the successful history of judo in Hungary."

The President of the Hungarian Judo Federation Mr. Laszlo Toth said: "Hungarian sports have been supported at a high level, including judo, by the Hungarian Government since Hungarian Judo exceedingly performed in London 2012: we reached third place in the Hungarian Olympic Sports ranking list. Hungarian judo and also Hungarian Sports have reached a milestone today with the signing of the contract between the International Judo Federation and the Hungarian Judo Association. It officially declares that the IJF Congress and World Senior Judo Individual and Team Championships will be held in Budapest."

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