European Judo Championship may be held in Baku
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 17
The European Judo Union is considering the possibility of holding the European Championship in Baku as part of the first European Games, the head of the European Judo Union Sergey Soloveitchik told TASS.
The championship was to be held in Glasgow.
He said that the decision on this issue will be made within 10 days.
Glasgow failed to obtain the right to host the European Championship due to the non-compliance with contractual obligations of the British Judo Association.
"As the British side violated several conditions of the contract for holding the European Championship, the Directorate of the European Judo Union unanimously decided to terminate the contract and not to hold the competition in Glasgow," he said. "We immediately received the proposals from the French, Dutch, Turkish and Finnish judo federations to hold the tournament. We are also considering the possibility of holding the tournament as part of the first European Games in Baku. "
"The capital of Tatarstan will host the tournament in 2016, as it was planned," he said.
Baku 2015 is the first European games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent, which will take place on June 12-28, 2015.
There will be a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.
Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.
Edited by CN