In 2025 the world judo championships will take place in the Hungarian capital Budapest. The announcement was made at the end of the Abu Dhabi World Championships 2024, Individual and Teams, which have just taken place in the Emirates, when the IJF flag and responsibility was handed to Hungary by IJF President Mr Marius Vizer.

The judo family will therefore be reunited again in Hungary for what is already shaping up to be a major event of the post-Olympic year, while the last edition in Hungary took place in 2021.

The competition will begin on 13th June 2025, and will take place following the Olympic format with the individual tournament between 13th and 19th June and the mixed team tournament on 20th June.

With its headquarters in Hungary, the International Judo Federation is pleased to once again bring together countries from around the world for the annual IJF flagship event.

IJF President Mr Marius Vizer declared, "Hungary is a country of sport and we're proud to have the IJF headquarters in Budapest. We are looking forward to welcoming the entire judo family to the world championships next year in this country, known for its rich traditions, culture and values, those which resonate with judo. We are grateful to the Hungarian government, the Hungarian Judo Association for their dedication and support throughout the years."

Dr Lazlo Toth, president of the Hungarian Judo Association and of the European Judo Union declared, "We are very happy and proud that Budapest can host the biggest judo meeting in 2025 after the Olympic Games in Paris. This will be the first big and global competition after Paris 2024."

With the flag and the responsibility transferred, the IJF is now looking forward to welcoming the whole judo family for the Hungary World Judo Championships 2025.

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