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08 Jun 2017

Suzuki to title sponsor World Judo Championships

Suzuki Motor Corporation, the Japanese vehicle manufacturer, is to title sponsor this year's World Judo Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

Under the terms of the deal, Suzuki will provide seven vehicles for use by Hungarian judokas.

The Suzuki World Judo Championships run from 28 August to 3 September.

Meanwhile, László Tóth, president of the Hungarian Judo Association, announced that the championships will feature a team competition on the final day.

The mixed team format composed of six athletes - three women (-57kg, -70kg, +70kg) and three men (-73kg, -90kg, +90kg) - is being proposed by the International Judo Federation for inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.