Hungarian Judo Association held a special press conference today where Dr. László Tóth, President of the HJA were pleased to announce that Hungarian Suzuki is sponsoring the World Judo Championships. For the first time in the history of judo, Budapest to host the World Senior Individual & Teams Championship between 28 August – 3 September 2017.
During the most important competition of the year, the stars of judo will meet in the Budapest Sports Arena. As part of the sponsorship, Yoshinobu Abe, CEO of the Hungarian Suzuki awarded seven Suzuki vehicles to Hungarian judoka in order to make their preparation easier for the Worlds.
Hungarian Judo Federation organized a very special, campaign opener event, Judo for the World, in order to promote the Judo World Championships 2017. The spectacular flash mob action was held in the heart of the Hungarian capital, at the Heroes Square on 1 June, Thursday, where 1000 judokas launched 2017 messages by 2017 homing pigeons accross the country and beyond the border.
On the occassion of this event, Marius L. Vizer, President of the International Judo Federation and Dr. László Tóth, President of the Hungarian Judo Federation also were wearing judogi and inspirited the crowd at Heroes Square. Moreover, Hungarian Judo National Team members, Olympic Games, World-, and European Championships medalists, former, veteran and little kid judokas also joined the special flash mob.
The Hungarian judo mascot, the judo playing Hungarian retriever (vizsla) “voluntarily joined” the Hungarian national team members preparing in the training camp in Tata.
Judoggy – who was already given a role in 2013 in the very successful Judo European Championships in Budapest – also takes part in promoting the World Championships in Budapest starting on 28th August. In the upcoming weeks and months, he accompanies the best athletes in their preparations, and the spectators are going to personally meet him in the Papp László Sport Arena in Budapest at the end of the summer.
Uemura Haruki, president of the Kodokan Institute and Dr. László Tóth, president of the Hungarian Judo Association signed an agreement that the Tokyo headquarters of the judo sport would be the professional partner of the World Championships in Budapest. This Japanese institute and the Hungarian Judo Association is to organise a joint exhibition of the sport’s relics as well in the Papp László Budapest Sports Arena at the event that begins on August 28.
The Kodokan Institute was established by professor Kano Jigoro, the founder of judo, in 1882.
Dear fans and those interested,
The countdown has begun as of today. Save the date in your calendar: we are expecting you with our country’s and the world’s best judo athletes in the Hungarian capital in the Papp László Budapest Sports Arena from 28th August to 3rd September 2017. Will you join us?
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The first press conference to present the World Judo Championships, Budapest 2017, Individual and Teams was held today in the Capital city of Hungary in the presence Mr. Marius L. Vizer, IJF President, Dr. Tünde Szabó Secretary of State for Sport, Dr. László Tóth, Hungarian Judo Association President and Dr. Antal Kovács Hungarian Judo Association Vice President.
During the meeting, a promo film was presented along with the Hungarian Junior team, which has already achieved great results and which is representing a big hope for the host country at the World Championships next year. The event is considered as sort of relay from the older consecrated generation to the younger one.