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The IJF World Judo Championships 2022 have been awarded to Budapest, IJF President Marius Vizer announced during Thursday’s draw for the Budapest Grand Prix. Budapest, which will stage Hungary’s fifth Grand Prix this weekend from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 July, held the World Judo Championships in 2017.
731 from 126 nations took part in the 2017 Worlds as Japan topped the medal table with eight gold, four silver and one bronze.
Budapest also organized the World Championships for Juniors in 2004 and the Cadet Worlds in 2009. With IJF sponsor OTP bank the Hungarian Judo Federation have a very important partner to bid for events. The government and city do the utmost to host the major events in the world in the Hungarian capital such as the Swimming Championships, Gymnastics and they are aiming for the 2023 Athletics World Championships.
The 2021 World Judo Championships were awarded to Vienna, but the federation gave back the event after a new government was installed due to a scandal. It is not yet clear what will happen in 2021.