IOC ANNOUNCED THE NEW DATE FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES 2021

The Olympic Games 2021 will take place from 23 July until 8 August 2021. Today IOC President Thomas Bach; Tokyo 2020 President Mori Yoshirō; Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko and Olympic and Paralympic Minister Hashimoto Seiko agreed the new time schedule via telephone conference. The Games of the XXXII Olympiad will…

30 March 2020

WORKING TRANSLATION OF JIGORO KANO: PART THREE

Associate Professor in Japanese Language and Civilisation from the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès and member of the EJU Scientific Commission, Mr Yves Cadot (6th Dan), has translated original text from Jigoro Kano. We will continue with the part three for the attention of judo specialists. The text translated firstly…

26 March 2020

#TOKYO2021 - POINTS OF VIEW FROM THE JUDO FAMILY

The IOC have decided to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games, stating they will be held no later than summer 2021. We went straight to those affected, asking athletes and coaches how they felt regarding this monumental, career-changing news amid the global health crisis.

25 March 2020

WORKING TRANSLATION OF JIGORO KANO: PART TWO

Associate Professor in Japanese Language and Civilisation from the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès and member of the EJU Scientific Commission, Mr Yves Cadot (6th Dan), has translated original text from Jigoro Kano. We will continue with the part two for the attention of judo specialists. The text translated firstly…

25 March 2020

OLYMPIC GAMES POSTPONED TO 2021

JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE AND THE TOKYO 2020 ORGANISING COMMITTEE: In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled…

24 March 2020

VETERAN CHAMPIONSHIPS POSTPONED TO AUTUMN

Given the development all over Europe with the propagation of the COVID19 and the related measures taken by Governments, it was decided together with Hellenic Judo Federation to postpone the Veteran European Judo Championships Athens 2020, scheduled for 21 – 24 May 2020, to autumn. We will do our best…

24 March 2020

WORKING TRANSLATION OF JIGORO KANO: PART ONE

Despite the current global pandemic massively affecting the daily lives of our athletes and practitioners and of course the possible postponement of the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo, we are able to reflect on the importance of judo, not only as a sport but an education.  Associate Professor in Japanese…

24 March 2020

OLYMPIC GAMES 2020: LETTER FROM THE IOC PRESIDENT BACH

The IOC president Thomas Bach send an open letter to all athletes and gives his views regarding the current situation. Dear Fellow Athletes, In this unprecedented crisis we are all united. Like you, we are very much concerned about what the COVID-19 pandemic is doing to people’s lives. Human lives…

23 March 2020

GAIN BACK ACCESS TO THE WORLD OF JUDO WITH IJF APP

While many of us are facing extreme measures to combat the coronavirus and are confined to our homes, this is the perfect time to continue our education.  The IJF App is available for download on both Android at the Google Play store and Apple devices in store Apple store.  In conjunction with…

23 March 2020

REFEREEING AND COACHING SEMINAR POSTPONED

With the most recent development all over Europe also the EJU Refereeing and Coaching Seminar Lisbon 2020 cannot take place as scheduled. For now the seminar is postponed indefinitely and should take place later this year – the new date will be announced at a later stage.

13 March 2020

ON THE GROUND IN ITALY WITH ODETTE GUIFFRIDA

On New Years Eve, Wuhan, China reported that they had identified a new strain of corona virus named ‘covid19’. Since then, the virus has managed to make a global footprint and has been fatal to thousands of vulnerable individuals, taking a second stronghold in Italy. Though it has been announced…

13 March 2020

PRAGUE 2020 POSTPONED TO JUNE 19-21

Due to the current health situation in Europe it was mutually decided by EJU Executive Committee and Czech Judo Federation to postpone the European Judo Championships 2020 to June 19-21. The new dates have been approved by IJF with points for Olympic qualification to be granted. The EJU flagship event…

12 March 2020

ALL EJU & IJF EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL END OF APRIL

The EJU regrets to inform you that owing to the dangers posed by the propagation of the COVID19, it has been decided by IJF Executive Committee (March 10, 2020) to cancel all continental judo competitions until April 30 including Cadet & Junior tournaments. The EJU supports this decision which intended…

10 March 2020

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2020

Today, on the 8th of March we are celebrating International Women’s Day.  On both a European and world scale, the judo community hails an incredible amount of strong female representatives on and off the tatami. As judo continues to grow in popularity with the help of major advocates including French…

7 March 2020

Judo Schools League

JUDO SCHOOLS LEAGUE TEST EVENT

The first ever school team competition under the auspices of the EJU National Federation was staged in Moscow, Russia on the 18th of January 2020 as a test event for the Judo Schools League. The tournament took place at the Yevgeny Primakov Gymnasium and hosted eight teams from six schools.…

6 March 2020

European Judo Championships - Prague, Czech Republic

WELCOME THE MASCOTS OF THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020

With exactly two months to go before we welcome the top athletes on the European circuit to Prague, Czech Republic, for the European Championships, it is with great pleasure that we can announce the tournament mascots. Anchored in Czech television history are two very popular characters, Ju and Hele. These…

4 March 2020

TURKISH CADET TEAM STORMS ANTALYA CADET CUP

With a colossal entry of 179 athletes, the Turkish team had the odds in their favour on the first day of the Cadet European Cup in Antalya, taking 12 of the 32 available medals and topping the result table.  The girls were definitely the stronger of the Turkish entry as…

2 March 2020

JUNIOR BELARUSIAN SIDORYK STEALS THE SHOW IN WARSAW

The home nation were certainly fired up on the second day of the European Open here in Warsaw, Poland, five athletes securing places in the finals of the remaining categories but a surprise from Belarus took the limelight. In the -100kg category Poland could already celebrate a win as team…

1 March 2020