Doha,15 May 2023 - President of the International Judo Federation (IJF) Marius Vizer praised Qatar's distinguished organization of the World Judo Championships - Qatar 2023, which was held over eight days amid the participation of 657 male and female players representing 99 countries from around the world.
In a press statement on the sideline of the closing of the championship, Vizer said, "The 2023 edition of the world championships is a great success. Qatar is one of the biggest sporting event organizers in the world. They proved it with several international competitions in the recent past and this time they proved it again with the World Judo Championships - Doha 2023." "Qatar is a country of sport, culture and innovation, contributing to the prosperity of the world while promoting a global culture as well," he added "These past days demonstrated that sport and judo, in particular, can represent a bridge between nations, a bridge made of unity, peace and friendship across the globe. We were happy to welcome all countries here without discrimination." Vizer said, "I want, in the name of the International Judo Federation, to warmly thank the Qatari authorities, the national federation, the National Olympic Committee and all the organizers for a great event, that for sure will leave great memories behind for all participants."