Baku, November 17, AZERTAC
The International Judo Federation (IJF) Executive Committee decided the suspension of the World Judo Tour 2020, according to the Federation.
After a successful return to competitions with the Hungary Grand Slam 2020 at the end of October, the IJF hoped that at least another World Judo Tour Event could be organized before the end of the year, namely the Zagreb Grand Prix 2020, in Croatia.
Unfortunately, the global health crisis is worsening in most parts of the world and at the moment more and more countries are obliged to take drastic measures, even complete lockdowns to stop the spreading of the Covid-19 virus. In these conditions, where events are forbidden and venues unavailable, and in some cases even training is impossible for our athletes, the IJF decided that no other World Judo Tour events shall be organized this year.
The International Judo Federation will now focus on the opening event of 2021, namely the Qatar Masters where the best ranked athletes are invited to participate.