The European Judo Federation (EJU) announced on the 28th that it will revoke the position of Honorary Chairman of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is advancing a military invasion of Ukraine. This was a follow-up to the International Judo Federation (IJF)’s suspension of honorary chairmanship.
EJU also announced on the 27th that Russian Sergei Solobeichk will resign as chairman. In response to the situation in Ukraine, he took office in 2007, saying, “We must resign to maintain our cohesion. No one doubts that my heart is for judo, but at the same time Russia It is also true that it is rooted in Ukraine. ” It is said that he announced his resignation on the same day. (Joint)