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15 Jul 2019

World Judo Championships heading back to Budapest in 2022

Budapest has added to its sports events hosting portfolio by landing the IJF World Judo Championships in 2022.

The Hungarian capital last staged the world championships in 2017, and hosts an annual event on the IJF Grand Prix circuit.

Budapest also hosted the IJF World Championships for Juniors in 2004 and Cadets in 2009. 

Maris Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation, has his presidential office in the city.

This year's championships start in Tokyo, Japan next month, while the 2021 host has yet to be announced. The event is not staged in the years of summer Olympic Games.

Budapest recently hosted table tennis' ITTF World Championships, and fencing's FIE World Championships get under way in the city today.

Later this year, Budapest will stage the inaugural World Urban Games, with the finals of the revamped Fed Cup, women's tennis' national teams event, to follow from 2020 to 2022.

In 2023, the city will play host to athletics' IAAF World Championships.