IJF president Vizer calls on Prime Minister Joseph Muscat
Mr Marius Vizer, President of the International Judo Federation (IJF) accompanied by Envic Galea, president of the Malta Judo Federation paid a courtesy visit on Prime Minister Dr J. Muscat who was accompanied by Chris Agius, Parliamentary Secretary for Sports.
Together they reviewed the World Judo Kata championships, just organised the weekend before and the training camp that followed.
Mr Agius pointed out that just under 300 participants from 30 countries from five continents attended. The Prime Minister said that the government was more than pleased to help the Maltese Judo Federation finalise their centre which will surely help to bring back the sport to the successes and honours that Judo is known to bring to Malta.
He thanked Vizer for supporting the local federation and for the work he is doing for Judo around the world as Malta will surely also benefit.
Vizer thanked the Prime Minister for the invitation and presented him with the IJF gold medal. He also presented Mr Agius with the IJF Special Recognition Award for his support to Maltese Judo.