sábado, maio 02, 2009

Mauritius-African-Judo-Training centre

Mauritius-African-Judo-Training centre
IJF reveals plans to set up judo training centre for Southern Africa
APA - Port Louis (Mauritius) The President of the International Judo Federation (IJF), Marius Vizer who is attending the 30th African Senior Judo Championship which is presently being held in Mauritius has announced that the federation is planning to open another judo training centre in Southern Africa after the one that the organization has opened in the Moroccan capital Rabat, APA learns in the Mauritian capital Port Louis.
In a statement to the press on Saturday in Port Louis, Vizer declared that Africa has a need for means to develop judo as there is a lot of potential on the continent and that necessary conditions should be set up so that judo can have a further development.
Vizer added that the role of the high level centre in Southern Africa will be to regroup judokas from this part of the world and prepare them for great events including the Olympic Games.
He added that the fact that Africa won three medals in judo at the Beijing Olympics testifies to the fact that the potential is there but it has to be developed.
Speaking on the administrative level, Vizer indicated that he would like to see each federation ; including the African ones get its own centre and an up-to-date administration.
The IJF President pointed out that judo does not receive enough media coverage and that the IJF is doing its best at this level to make judo a more popular game.
In related news, the extraordinary congress of the IJF which was scheduled to be held on Friday at the Gold Crest hotel in Quatre Bornes, 15 km from Port Louis has been postponed due to a lack of a quorum and will now be held in July in Morocco. There were only 14 members present when 25 were needed to make a quorum.

FONTE: African Press Agency (subscription) - Dakar,Senegal

FOTO: Port Louis, Mauritius
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