IJF attracts more and more sponsors
Budapest December 19, 2017 - A few days only after the success of the World Masters (St-Petersburg - RUS), which was the last event of the 2017 World Judo Tour, the President of the International Judo Federation, Mr. Marius Vizer, signed an important new sponsoring contract with the Russian company SMP, in the Presidential office in Budapest.
This contract will unite the judo world and SMP for the next four years. Recently the IJF also signed a contract with an other company (Impulse) increasing the number of partners which are joining the judo family and which are accompanying the development of the sport (OTP Bank, Socar, Todini, Taishan, Impulse, International Judo Fund, SMP).
For many years, the judo has been going through an important development in all sectors, attracting more and more media attention and more sponsors.
"My main goal was to develop our sport, show the world the beauty and values of Judo and transform Judo as a modern leading sport on the international scene.
Marius Vizer, IJF President
In 2018, the season will start in Tunisia in January (19-21) and the World Championships (individual and teams) will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan (September 20-27) while more than 20 events will be held during an important season. 2018 will actually see the beginning of the Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020. In 2020, Judo will go back to Japan for the Olympic Games with the newly approved mixed team event and our sport will already be present in Japan in 2019 as the world championships will be held in Tokyo.