Dear Judo Family,
IJF closes a successful year at all levels, and for this, I would like to thank first of all the athletes and their national federations, the clubs and coaches that formed them, those who manage them, as well as the continental unions and their organizational structures, the IJF Executive Committee and staff, but also the National Olympic Committees that supported the activity of judo organizations.
Thank you to the sponsors and partners of the IJF, the media and the judo fans all over the world, who were always with us for each IJF event.
In 2015, World Judo Day had “UNITY” as a theme. I wish that “UNITY” would be the value that permanently consolidates our community, that honour, dignity ad all the other values of judo would give us always the force and motivation to make our sport progress and to transfer its values for the benefit of society.
I wish all of you a happy festive season and a year 2016 with many achievements.
Happy New Year!