The European Veterans Championships will be held in Prague this week. The first championships took place in 2006 and the second one in 2008. This year Prague expects 770 athletes from 34 countries.
“We are happy to host this event again”, Mr. Dolejs, president of the Czech Judo Federation said. “The atmosphere of any veteran competition is very nice. It is an event where the old friends meet again and new friendships are made. I am also sure that during these championships we will witness a very high sports level and see a lot of beautiful judo matches. I am very much looking forward to this tournament”.
Mr. Soloveychik, President of EJU says: “We are witnessing an ever-increasing number of participants at our events for veterans. This is a measure not only of the popularity of events for this age group but also a major indicator of the numbers who continue to practice judo well beyond the usual competitive age band. Keeping fit, staying healthy is of huge importance as one gets older and judo is a perfect sport, activity and pass time to meet this vital requirement.”
The Championships begins on Thursday and lasts till Sunday when the team event will be held.
The Championships will be broadcasted live and can be followed on EJU web site.