Lausanne, May 11, 2019: After having witnessed on several occasions in recent history a disturbing phenomenon, which involves the sudden “injury” or failure of weigh-in of Iranian athletes, phenomenon which links by many observers to the possible obligation of the given athletes to compete against certain countries. the International Judo Federation decided to step up in order to protect the right of athletes to fair competition (Historic agreement IJF Iran).
Following several exchanges and discussions with the Iranian Sports Ministry, Olympic Committee and Judo Federation.
The IJF pleased to announce that it received a favourable response and commitment from the Iranian side (Historic agreement IJF Iran).
For reference please find the attached letter. —- IJF