The Executive Committee of the European Judo Union has held an extraordinary meeting Thursday afternoon. After the resignation of President Sergey SOLOVEYCHIK following the escalation in Eastern Europe Otto KNEITINGER (GER) is acting as interim President. The following decisions were taken in the meeting:
An Extraordinary Congress will be held on Friday, June 17th 2022, in Vienna. The agenda will include the election of the President and his team as well as the election of the Secretary General.
EJU Secretary General Ezio GAMBA (ITA), who has successfully worked as Head Coach of the Russian National Team for many years, submitted his immediate resignation. „Ezio has been working as Secretary General for more than five years. We are grateful for his valuable services“, emphasized Otto Kneitinger. Martin POIGER, current Director of the Head Office in Vienna, has been appointed as his interim successor.
Until further notice no Judo competitions will be held in Russia. The contracts with Russian sponsors were put on hold. An immediate financial support for Ukraine of € 100,000 was granted, a fundraising project is about to start.
Author: EJU Media