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IJF Masters and European Championships in 2023 in France
IJF Masters and European Championships in 2023 in France
1 May 2021 14:20
French Judo Federation / FFJudo

Stéphane Nomis is on the move. The president of the French Judo Federation has held his digital General Assembly and spoke to the Ministry of Sports about the possibilities of getting back with judo at the clubs. In a speech Stéphane Nomis detailed the stages of resuming the practice of judo. “French judo is seeing the end of the tunnel. I hope to find you very soon on the tatami mats in your dojos", Stéphane Nomis, president of the French Judo Federation.

Nomis "I was very satisfied with the high participation in this digital General Assembly of the FFJDA which shows that we all remain mobilized in this difficult period to allow judo to get back to the fore. I thank all the participants for their interest and their questions which indicate that we can count on them. "

In his speech he also spoke out his ambitions towards forthcoming international events and announced that Paris will host the IJF Masters in 2023 in the Olympic venue. It is a small compensation as Qatar already hosts the World Championships in Doha, which would have been the perfect test event for the Olympic Games. The French Federation also announced to organise the European Team Championships in 2022.

Also the European Championships will be held in France the President announced and there will be events such as European Cups for the youth. The last European Cup in France was in 2013 in Lyon where a big junior tournament with a lot of tradition since 2001 grew into a European Cup since 2011.

The new President since 2020 seems to bring quite a number of changes with an eye for communication and he transfers his energy to projects. In the first year of his administration under difficult circumstances he was able to continue the ambitions in the road to the Olympic Games in Paris with  group of inspiring people gathered around him.

The first major event will be the Grand Slam of Paris in October.