IJF President's end of the year message

Dear judo family,

As we are approaching the last days of this year, I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude to each of you for your important work, your support and dedication to judo.

This year was full of events for all of us and we can proudly acknowledge a successful World Judo Tour calendar and many achievements and projects around it.

Looking ahead to the upcoming year, I believe that we will continue to develop judo worldwide, united and in synergy, guided by the judo moral code, for the benefit of all judoka and the judo community throughout the world.

I am confident that the Olympic Games in Paris will serve as a shining light of hope, inspiration and motivation; an example of sporting values, a global celebration of sports, of diversity in unity. The spirit of judo will shine brightly, delivering excellence.

We will continue to achieve the best results together as a family, upholding the same level of excellence, effort, enthusiasm and commitment to the judo family.

I would like to send special thanks to all athletes, continental unions, member national federations, coaches and referees, the IJF Executive Committee members, IJF ambassadors, IJF staff, official partners, sponsors and all stakeholders.

I would like to wish you and your families all the best for the festive season and a happy new year filled with health, joy and prosperity.

Most importantly, I would like to end this message with a hopeful wish of world peace for all of us across all continents.

Marius L. Vizer President International Judo Federation

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