The latest Judo News offered by

International Judo Federation and Hakuhodo prolong contract for four years

24 Oct 2016 16:35

 by Mark Pickering - IJF    IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
IJFNew Hakuodo

At the annual Sportel conference in Monaco, the International Judo Federation signed an important agreement with Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Incorporated.

IJF President Marius Vizer declared: “It is a great honor for the judo family to continue the partnership with Hakuhodo DY Media Partners for the next four years. Based on our common experience and based on the professionalism of Hakuhodo DY Media Partners in general, we can make judo grow bigger. I am convinced that this partnership will bring the right benefit to Hakuhodo DY Media Partners and the right promotion to our sport and its values.“

The IJF’s budget grows each year, but has to stay in line with other international federations. Japanese based company Hakuhodo is the company that dealt with the IJF over the last years.

Kenichiro Yokomizo, General Manager of the sports division, saw a prolongation for the next four years. The agreement covers the fields of broadcasting rights and specific marketing rights for the International Judo Federation events. Kenichiro Yokomizo declared: “We do want to promote judo globally. We believe that through our partnership we can achieve that goal. We want to put at the service of judo our professionalism and our common values to define new ways of promoting the sport, especially in the digital area. This partnership will be an example for judo as well as for other sports worldwide.“

With the World Championships ahead in 2017 in Budapest the IJF will hope to sell the TV rights to more countries and more world wide broadcasters. Also the IJF World Tour is well broadcasted in many countries.

This week at 28 October the IJF celebrates the birthday of its founder Jigoro Kano on World Judo Day.

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • World Championships Budapest (2017, HUN) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Teddy Riner (FRA), Krisztian Toth (HUN), Ilias Iliadis (GRE), Clarisse Agbegnenou (FRA), Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS), Masashi Ebinuma (JPN) - Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro (2016, BRA) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation
  • Photos with JudoInside news (2016, NED) - © IJF Media Team, International Judo Federation

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News


Judo statue moved from Budapest to Lausanne

10 Oct 2019 11:10

An amazing judo statue was unveiled on Monday at the Olympic Museum on the shores of Lake Geneva in Lausanne by IOC President Thomas Bach together with IJF President Marius Vizer. The statue was created by the artist Fodor-Lengyel Zoltan and was previously exhibited at the Budapest Judo World Championships in 2017. Read more


Jigoro Kano Cadet Judo Tournament attracts world leaders

6 Sep 2019 10:40

Russian Federation President and IJF Honorary President Vladimir Putin and the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe both attended the Annual International Vladivostok Jigoro Kano Cadet Judo Tournament which was held under their patronage and were joined by the President of Mongolia, Battulga Khaltmaa, the Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi and IJF President Marius L. Vizer. Read more


New country record at 2019 Judo World Championships

24 Aug 2019 10:55

The World Championships set a country new record. A colossal 147 countries will take part in the Worlds in Tokyo, more than the 138 countries at the 2007 Worlds in Rio de Janeiro. The 841 active judoka is not a record, but only in Paris in 2011 there were more participants (865). Read more


Eurosport and IJF Team up in the road to Olympics

4 Sep 2018 11:45

The International Judo Federation has partnered with Eurosport, the number one destination for sports fans in Europe, in a three-year agreement. Read more


New IJF World Tour events planned for 2019

13 Jul 2018 10:10

During a common twitter take over, IJF President Marius L. Vizer answered questions within an hour of any kind. The President said that Israel is about to be awarded with a Grand Prix for the period of four years. Read more

Judo birthday

Result City Date
1Tokyo1 Sep
1Tokyo26 Aug
1Fukuoka7 Apr
1Düsseldorf22 Feb
Result City Date
1Tokyo1 Sep
3Tokyo26 Aug
2Fukuoka7 Apr


First description Second description Third description Four description