International Judo Federation

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International Judo Federation
International Judo Federation logo.svg
Jurisdiction International
Abbreviation IJF
Founded 1951
Headquarters Lausanne, Switzerland
President Marius Vizer
Official website
www.ijf.org

The International Judo Federation (IJF) was founded in July 1951.[1] The IJF was originally composed of judo federations from Europe plus Argentina.[2] Countries from four continents were affiliated over the next ten years. Today the IJF has 200 National Federations on all continents. There are over 40 million people around the globe who practice judo, according to the IJF.[3]

Since 2009, IJF has organized yearly World Championships and the World Judo Tour consisting of five Grand Prix, four Grand Slams, a master tournament and a Continental open tournament.[citation needed]

Events[edit]

World Judo Championships[edit]

World Junior Judo Championships (1974 to 2011 U20 / 2012 to now U21)[edit]

The World Junior Judo Championships are the international judo competition. The championships are held once every year by the International Judo Federation.

Year Games Host City NOC Events
1974 1 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 5
1976 2 Madrid  Spain 5
1983 3 Mayaguez  Puerto Rico 7
1986 4 Rome  Italy
1990 5 Dijon  France
1992 6 Buenos Aires  Argentina
1994 7 Cairo  Egypt
1996 8 Porto  Portugal
1998 9 Cali  Colombia
2000 10 Nabeul  Tunisia
2002 11 Jeju  South Korea
2004 12 Budapest  Hungary
2006 13 Santo Domingo  Dominican Republic
2008 14 Bangkok  Thailand
2009 15 Paris  France
2010 16 Agadir  Morocco
2011 17 Cape Town  South Africa
2013 18 Ljubljana  Slovenia
2014 19 Miami  United States
2015 20 Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates
2017 21 Zagreb  Croatia

World Cadet Judo Championships (U18)[edit]

Year Games Host City NOC Events
2009 1 Budapest  Hungary 16
2011 2 Kiev  Ukraine 16
2013 3 Miami  United States 16
2015 4 Sarajevo  Bosnia and Herzegovina 18
2017 5 Santiago  Chile 17

World Veterans Judo Championships (30 to +80 in 11 Age Group)[edit]

The World Veteran Judo Championships are the international judo competition. The championships are held once every year by the International Judo Federation. 11 * 14 = 154 Events potentially.

Year Games Host City NOC Events
2009 1 Sindelfingen  Germany 154
2010 2 Budapest  Hungary 154
2011 3 Frankfurt  Germany 154
2012 4 Miami  United States 154
2013 5 Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates 154
2014 6 Malaga  Spain 154
2015 7 Amsterdam  Netherlands 154
2016 8 Fort Lauderdale  United States 154
2017 9 Olbia  Italy 154

World Kata Judo Championships[edit]

The World Judo Kata Championships are the international judo competition. The championships are held once every year by the International Judo Federation.

Year Games Host City NOC Events
2009 1 Valletta  Malta 5
2010 2 Budapest  Hungary 5
2011 3 Frankfurt  Germany 5
2012 4 Pordenone  Italy 5
2013 5 Kyoto  Japan 5
2014 6 Malaga  Spain 5
2015 7 Amsterdam  Netherlands 5
2016 8 Gzira  Malta 5
2017 9 Olbia  Italy 5

Presidents of the IJF[edit]

References[edit]

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