The International Judo Federation (IJF) has planned an exciting day-long online judo festival – Judofest 2020!
As a special holiday present for the end of a complicated and difficult year for everyone, the festival will feature top athletes, coaches, highlight programmes, and panel discussions on a variety of judo-related topics.
There will be the first annual Judo awards, with special awards voted on by the judo fans to recognise top athletes, ippons, initiatives and more.
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The panels for the judofest will include:
> Judoka on the Olympics: the world’s top, current ,and former judoka discuss preparation for the Olympic Games and what it means to be a top athlete.
> The Future of Judo: judo legends discuss the beauty of our sport, and where they see it going in the next few decades.
> Judo in a Pandemic: athletes, doctors, and IJF officials discuss how the judo family was affected by the pandemic, and how we adapted.
> Judo for the World: judo is more than a sport – check out what the IJF and the judo community do around the world in conflict areas, schools, and much more!
> Judo rules live Q&A: got questions about judo? Why not ask Refereeing Director Daniel Lascau himself? Along with live demonstrations by Neil Adams, submit your questions about judo techniques and rules