Antalya Grand Slam 2022 - Antalya, Turkey

POTENTIAL FOUR GOLDS FOR EUROPE IN ANTALYA

As expected it has been an exhilarating day of judo with many of the top names coming back to demonstrate why they’re at the top of the ranking. In the -60kg, -66kg, -52kg and -57kg categories we have potential for a gold medal and many bronze to boast. World champion…

1 April 2022

ZANTARAIA: “WE NEED YOUR HELP, PLEASE!”

The Tokyo Summer Games “seem to be a lifetime away”, admits 2009 World and three-time European champion Georgii Zantaraia. The 34 year old Ukrainian currently stays together with ten friends in a bunker in the city center of Kiev. “A month ago, everything seemed to be quite normal. Adults went…

31 March 2022

European Judo Championships Sofia 2022 - Sofia, Bulgaria

EUROPEAN JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 COUNTDOWN BEGINS

Set your reminders, we will soon find out will be crowned European champion 2022 in each weight category. Starting on the 29th of April, the three-day Senior European Judo Championships, the jewel of the EJU calendar, will be hosted in Sofia, Bulgaria in the Arena Armeec. This event then starts…

31 March 2022

Antalya Grand Slam 2022 - Antalya, Turkey

ANTALYA GRAND SLAM SET TO BE STAR STUDDED EVENT

The Antalya Grand Slam is almost upon us and will be welcoming 582 competitors from 70 nations between the 1st and 3rd of April. This is in fact the most populated grand slam event since the Tokyo Olympic Games, with many medallists in attendance.  Among the competitors we have five…

30 March 2022

EJU KATA COMMISSIONERS PRESENTED ONLINE JUDGES SEMINAR

On the 27th of March, judoka from around the world joined the EJU Online Kata Judges Seminar. In the end, 59 participants from 19 countries took part. Lead by the Head of the Kata Commission, Mr Michel Kozlowski, the seminar was opened by all EJU Kata Commissioners including Mr. Magnus…

29 March 2022

"Improve Your Club" Seminar - Paris, France

FRANCE TO HOST FIRST NATIONAL IYC SEMINAR IN MAY WITH KATANISHI AND YANDZI

In just under two months, the French federation are collaborating with the EJU to host an Improve Your Club seminar, the first in this amazing project that isn’t a local affair. It is the first time that France are coordinating in such a fashion with the Education department of the…

29 March 2022

Athens Junior European Cup 2022 - Athens, Greece

JUNIOR EUROPEAN CUP IN ATHENS CONCLUDED

With many entertaining finals during the second day, the Athens Junior European Cup has concluded in the Greek Capital. It was the first international tournament in Greece after 3 years and it finished with many compliments from the athletes and the officials who were hosted in ‘G. Stefanopoulos indoor Hall’.…

27 March 2022

Athens Junior European Cup 2022 - Athens, Greece

EXCITING FIRST DAY AT ATHENS JUNIOR EUROPEAN CUP 2022

The first day of the Athens Junior European Cup 2022 was full of entertainment at “G.Stefanopoulos” stadium in Athens. On a sunny day in the capital of Greece, half of the 300 athletes who will compete in total in Athens, participated in 7 categories (-60kg, -66kg, -73kg in men and -63kg,…

26 March 2022

WINDS OF CHANGE

The German Judo Federation (Deutscher Judo-Bund, 2.200 clubs, 110.000 judoka) has a new president. Thomas SCHYNOL succeeds Daniel KELLER, who resigned four months ago due to a political promotion. Thomas Schynol lives in Hamburg, works for the German tax authority and is 54 years old. He started with Judo at…

25 March 2022

Lisbon EJU Refereeing & Coaching Seminar 2022 - Lisbon, Portugal

LIVE EJU REFEREEING & COACHING SEMINAR THIS WEEK

Following the Junior European Cup the past weekend in Coimbra, the Portuguese federation are continuing their host of EJU events with the EJU Refereeing and Coaching Seminar which will take place on the 26th and 27th of March in Lisbon. Speaking with EJU Refereeing Director Alexandr Jatskevitch, he explains, The…

24 March 2022

Athens Junior European Cup 2022 - Athens, Greece

GREECE'S CITY OF GODS OPENS GATES TO JUNIOR ATHLETES

This weekend the focus of European Judo will be on Athens for the Junior European Cup on the 26th and 27th of March. Named after the Goddess of wisdom and war, Athena, the capital of Greece will see plenty of athletes trying to hone those very skills to take the gold…

24 March 2022

European Judo Championships Veterans Heraklion 2022 - Heraklion/Crete, Greece

VETERAN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS RELOCATES TO HISTORIC ISLE OF CRETE

This years Veteran European Judo Championships was scheduled to take place in Athens, Greece but changes have been made by the Greek federation and the decision has now been made to relocate the event to Crete. The dates will remain the same, seeing the judoka compete from the 2nd to…

23 March 2022

A MATTER OF HONOUR

Austrian Judo president Martin POIGER has been running the EJU head office in Vienna as director for nearly 10 years. When he started in 2013 after the office of EJU was moved from Malta to Vienna, Martin used to work with former General Secretary Envic GALEA. Since a few weeks,…

23 March 2022

Coimbra Junior European Cup 2022 - Coimbra, Portugal

TORO SOLER RETURNS TO TAKE 2022 JUNIOR TITLE IN COIMBRA

Another edition of the Coimbra Junior European Cup is over and as always this weekend was filled with excellent and exciting contests!  On this second and last day of competition the spotlights goes to the spanish Ariane TORO SOLER, with an impressive performance during the whole day. In the last…

20 March 2022

Coimbra Junior European Cup 2022 - Coimbra, Portugal

ACCOGLI TRANSITIONS TO TAKE FIRST JUNIOR GOLD IN COIMBRA

Once again Coimbra hosts the first event of the European Junior Tour. This year, the competition counts with a participation of 391 athletes in representation of 21 countries. On this first day of competition The Netherlands and Italy took two gold medals each, Lithuania, Austria and France collected the one…

19 March 2022

WE NEED CONTINUITY

Otto KNEITINGER is acting as EJU interim president since Sergey SOLOVEYCHIK has stepped down at the end of February. The 67-year-old German talks about his surprising promotion (until June) and upcoming challenges for the European Judo Union. How surprising was the resignation of Sergey Soloveychik for you and the proposal…

18 March 2022

SANDA ČORAK: "Without the sustainable development of sports, there is no sustainable future for society."

At the conference on sustainable development of sports, on March 16 in Zagreb, high-ranking guests from the sports and government world discussed challenges and issues of sustainable development achieved through sports. The Croatian Judo Federation is the first sports organization in Croatia and among the first in the world to…

18 March 2022

Coimbra Junior European Cup 2022 - Coimbra, Portugal

ATHLETES PROCEED TO COIMBRA FOR NEXT STOP ON JUNIOR TOUR

The Junior European Judo Tour continues this week in Coimbra, Portugal, with over 400 athletes registered and ready to compete. Hosted in the Pavilhão Desportivo do Colégio da Imaculada Conceição, the experienced Portuguese team are looking forward to welcoming the young judoka on the 19th and 20th of March.  It…

16 March 2022