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Judo tournament under patronage of Putin and Abe will become the highlight of the sports program of the WEF

The main sporting event of the III Eastern Economic Forum (WEF-2017) will be the international judo tournament. Jigoro Kano among juniors and juniors (up to 21 of the year) under the patronage of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Ministry for Eastern Development said on Tuesday.

As reported, the tournament will be held 6-7 September in Vladivostok at the "Fetisov arena". Athletes will live and train on the territory of the FEFU. The tournament will be held under the auspices of the International Judo Federation (IJF), its participants will be Russian and Japanese athletes. The special guest of the tournament will be the national team of Mongolia. In the future, it is planned to attract representatives of other countries, which will contribute to strengthening friendship between peoples. "Now there is an active preparation. Thanks to this event, Tagir Khaibulaev, the winner of the 2012 Olympic Games in judo, and the outstanding judo coach that led the Russian national team to victory, Ezio Gamba, will come to the Forum, "comments the deputy director of the Roskongress Foundation (organizer of the WEF-2017), the leader Directorate of sports, entertainment and special programs of George Bryusov.

The vice-premier - the presidential envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev became the chairman of the organizing committee of the tournament. The former Prime Minister of Japan Yoshiro Mori was elected the honorary chairman of the organizing committee of the tournament. The joint Russian-Japanese organizing committee was headed by the president of the Russian Judo Federation Vasily Anisimov and the Olympic champion, the repeated world champion Yasuhiro Yamashita.

The best judoka and the best judoist of the tournament will receive a special prize to them. Yasuhiro Yamashita. Within the framework of the tournament, a cultural and sports program will be organized, the purpose of which will be to familiarize participants and guests of the tournament with the traditions and customs of the Far Eastern region. Coaching and judo seminars on judo with participation of domestic and foreign specialists will also be organized, with the participation of outstanding world-class judokas. 5 September 2012 Olympic champions Arsen Galstyan, Mansur Isayev and Tagir Khaibulaev will hold a master class for young judokas in the "Youth" sports complex.