The President of International Judo Federation Mr. Marius Vizer visited China.
On May 22nd, 2018, the President of International Judo Federation Mr. Marius Vizer visited China, and on the same day he visited also the General Association of Asia Pacific Sports Federations and had a friendly discussion respectively with the Mr. MA Wenguang, the President of GAAPSF, with Mrs Xian Dongmei, President of Chinese Judo Association and with Mr. CHE Kuong Hon, the 1st Vice President of GAAPSF and President of Macau Judo Association, attended the Press Conference held in the headquarters of the GAAPSF, followed with an welcome party organised by the GAAPSF.
Mr. Vizer’s visit to China focused on the long-term cooperation between the International Judo Federation (IJF) and the General Association of Asia Pacific Sports Federations (GAAPSF), as well as cooperation between the World Sports University (WSU) and the International Judo Academy. With the vigorous promotion of the GAAPSF, together with the China Judo Association, the top event of the International Judo Federation "IJF Masters" will be allocated to China for 4 years, from this year on.
The President of GAAPSF Mr. MA Wenguang and the President of the International Judo Federation Mr. Vizer had a friendly discussion. They reviewed the in-depth exchanges held in Budapest on March 22 this year and contributed to today’s visit to China by President Vizer. President MA Wenguang emphasized that the GAAPSF will cooperate with the International Judo Federation to promote the development of sports projects in the Asia Pacific region, jointly organize sports academic theories exchanges, and promote the overall development of judo projects. Through professional cooperations in judo training, education, medical services, and scientific researches, China can reserve big number of professional talentsfor the long-term development of judo projects in China.
At the press conference, Mr. Vizer was granted the title of Honorary President of the GAAPSF and received the letter of appointment from President MA Wenguang. At the same time, both sides signed a cooperation framework agreement between the World Sports University and the International Judo Academy.
The President of Chinese Judo Association Mrs Xian Dongmei attended the meeting and spoke at the press conference. On behalf of Chinese Judo Association, she thanked President Vizer’s support granted to the CJA for the development of judo in China. He also emphasized that in the future the Chinese Judo Association will word closely with the International Judo Federation, to carry out different cooperations, the Chinese Judo Association will focus on promoting interaction between the campus and the clubs, in order to promote the Judo in Chian, and under excelent sports development environment, she will change the way of development of Chinese Judo projects from competition-type to mass-type in order to popularize Judo in China.