The 2020 Veteran European Judo Championship will take place next year, the European Judo Union announced.
This year’s event in Athens was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Greek officials have declared that the Championships will take place from April 2nd to 5th.
Initially, the event was scheduled to take place between May 21 and 24 of this year.
This is wonderful news for the Veteran judo community, with plenty of preparation time given, the new confirmed dates will be April 2nd-5th in Athens, Greece.
With the return of competitive judo between Team Austria and Team Germany, it seems that there has been a domino effect of good news coming from national federations as well as the EJU and IJF. Confirmation of the Veteran European Championships is the latest in line.
Last year’s Veteran European Championships in Las Palmas, Spain was a tremendous success with the numerous age and weight categories, as well as the exciting Team event. Without a doubt, the Veteran community will be looking forward to returning to the tatami and in such a beautiful location, it will be the perfect place to reconnect with the community.
More than 800 judokas from 35 countries took part in the 2019 Veteran Euroepan Judo Championships.