14 July 2023


EJU President Tóth, Vice President Lindi visiting Macedonia


“The euphoria for judo is palpable, the anticipation correspondingly great,” attests EJU Vice-President Hrvoje LINDI. In exactly one month, from 12 to 16 August, a long-awaited premiere will take place in SKOPJE (MKD). The North Macedonian Judo Federation is organising the first international event in its history, a Junior European Cup followed by a training camp. The first almost 100 entries have already been received from top nations such as France, Great Britain, Israel, Canada, the Netherlands and the USA. Sasho POPOVSKI himself, Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of North Macedonia, showed Hrvoje Lindi and EJU President László TOTH around the Jane Sandanski Olympic Centre, the venue of the Junior European Cup. “The sports hall is top and meets all international standards. The event team around the federation president Vladimir TRPANOSKI answered all our questions in detail. The preparations are going according to plan. Skopje gets ready”, confirms Hrvoje Lindi.
László Tóth and Hrvoje Lindi had a number of working meetings during their three-day visit to North Macedonia. Among the high-ranking hosts were Deputy Prime Minister Fatmir BYTYQI, Government Secretary General Metodija DIMOVSKI, Interior Minister Oliver SPASOVSKI, Sports and Youth Agency Director Naumche MOJSOSKI and the already mentioned Sasho POPOVSKI.
The Junior European Cup in Skopje serves as a kick-off. “We have talked about a variety of projects. The government has recently launched an infrastructure offensive with 20 new sports halls. Our Judo in the School project will be offered in these new halls as soon as possible. For this, we are providing 300 children’s judogi and 800 square metres of judo mats are being funded by the National Olympic Committee,” Lindi said. “The Junior European Cup should not remain an isolated case.”

The most important topics that came up at the working meetings in North Macedonia:

Author: EJU Media