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Tel Aviv kicks off the World Tour in ultimate judo year

17 Jan 2020 10:20

As soon as 2019 came to end, we all realised that 2020 is the main year in the Olympic cycle and catches all attention of world wide judo fans. Next week, IJF Tour will start its Olympic year in Tel Aviv with the Grand Prix in Israel which will host a huge number of top judokas. Just few weeks before the main plate of this first quarter of the year, the Paris Grand Slam at 8-9 February. Read more


Tashkent host city of the 2021 Judo World Championships

15 Jan 2020 17:20

The IJF and Uzbekistan Judo Federation have signed an agreement to host the World Senior Championships 2021 in Tashkent in Uzbekistan. Tashkent is located in the heart of the Central Asia and has been a well-renowned stop on the World Judo Tour since 2013. The Judo Federation of Uzbekistan also has great experience in organizing other high-level judo events, such as Continental Championships and Continental Opens. Read more


IJF Referee boss Jan Snijders awarded ninth Dan

12 Jan 2020 11:15

IJF Head of Refereeing Jan Snijders was awarded the ninth Dan on Sunday in his hometown Eindhoven in the Netherlands. 76-Year old Snijders started judo in 1954. During the years 1962 to 1972, he was a member of the Dutch national team. He was a referee at seven world championships and at several Olympic Games (Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992). Recently he Was in hospital for 8 weeks due to an infection and was temporarily replaced as IJF Head of refereeing by Daniel Lascau. Snijders was already ninth Dan last year but today was the official celebration. Read more

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