USA Judo congratulates IJF President Mr Vizer for his re-election

Aug. 23, 2013, 7:59 p.m. (ET)

USA JUDO would like to express sincere congratulations to IJF President Mr. Marius Vizer for being re-elected for four more years.

                            Photo Credit: IJF Media Team

In a release from the IJF today Mr. Vizer said “I am very emotional because we have worked together for six years with trust, collaboration and respect. I thank all officials, our IJF Executive Committee, the IJF staff, and everyone involved in the judo world. Thank you very much.”

Mr. Vizer has transformed the image of judo and the IJF since taking office in 2007 during the last World Championships in Brazil’s second largest city. Through his visionary leadership, the IJF has developed a thriving World Judo Tour, established the sport’s place in the Olympic movement and introduced rule changes to make the sport more appealing to a wider audience. African Judo Union President and Vice President Mr. Lassana Palenfo had the pleasure of officially announcing his re-election.

Original release here