60th EJU Ordinary Congress

In the 60th EJU Ordinary Congress held in Athens, Greece, all the Directing Committee were standing for election. No one contested the present Directing Committee and Congress agreed that the elections will be done by acclamation. Further to Mr Soloveychik´s proposal, the Congress agreed to add the 3rd Vice President, who will be mainly responsible for Marketing. The Congress also approved Mr Soufleris as Public Relations Director.


Therefore, the EJU Directing Committee for the Olympiad 2009 – 2012 will be:
President: Mr Sergey Soloveychik RUS
Vice President: Mr Jean Luc Rouge FRA
Vice President: Mr Vladimir Barta CZE
Vice President: Mr Otto Kneitinger GER
General Secretary: Mr Envic Galea MLT
General Treasurer: Dr Laszlo Toth HUN
Refereeing Director: Mr Jan Snijders NED
Education & Coaching Director: Mr Franco Capelletti ITA
Public Relations Director: Mr Vangelis Soufleris GRE
Head Sports Director: Mr Daniel Lascau ROU
Sports Director: Mr Densign White GBR
Sports Director: Mr Eddy Koaz ISR
Sports Director: Mr Johnny Kullenberg SWE
Sports Director: Mr Indrek Pertelson EST


Mr Vizer, President of the IJF, was one of the Honorary Guests of the EJU at the Congress. He presented the IJF Special Recognition Award to Mr Soufleris, as President of the Host Country, and the Gold Medal to Mr Soloveychik, as President of the European Judo Union.


During the Gala held in the evening, Mr Soloveychik presented the following awards to representatives of their respective federations:
Best Male Athlete: Mr Elnur Mammadli AZE
Best Female Athlete: Ms Alina Dumitru ROU
Best Junior Athlete: Mr Teddy Riner FRA
Best Kata Couple: Mr Iulian Surla & Aurelian Fleisz ROU


Best Male Coach: Mr Shota Khabarelli GEO
Best Female Coach: Mr Florin Bercean ROU
Best Team: Georgia
Best Organiser: EC seniors, Portugal Judo Federation
EC under23, Croatian Judo Federation


Mr Soloveychik also awarded the EJU Gold Medal to Mr Vangelis Soufleris, President of the Greek Judo Federation, host to the EJU 60th Congress, and to Mr Marius Vizer, President of the IJF.


As a token for the 60th Anniversary of the European Judo Union, the Presidents of the National Federations attending the Congress were given a copy of the first European Judo Union constitution.