Draw, Press Conference the Games

We remind you that today (Thursday (today) July 26th, 2012) will be an important day for the judo and the International Judo Family on the occasion of the Olympic Games, London 2012, as the official draw of the competition will be held, followed immediately by the IJF President’s Press Conference. Find below the most updated information concerning those two events that the entire world of judo has been awaiting for the last four years.

Technical meeting and Competition draw

The technical meeting and competition draw of the London Olympic Games, will be held as follows:

• Date: 26 July (today) 2012 (Day -1)

• Time: 10:00 am

Location: Capital Suite, International Conference Centre (ICC) at ExCeL (next to the press center).

• Conditions for the media: Press can attend the draw at the back of the room (a dedicated entrance will be available). Like all attendees, media will need to be accredited (Olympic Games Accreditation) to attend. No questions or interviews will be allowed during the official draw (for questions and interviews refer to the press conference section).

Press Conference

The IJF President’s official introductory press conference will be held as follows:

• Date: 26 July (today) 2012 (Day -1)

• Time: 11:15 am

• Duration: Maximum 45 minutes

• Location: Room 17 of the Capital Suite on level three of the Excel (less than 2 minute walking distance from the draw room – next to the press center).

• Speakers:

Mr. Marius L. Vizer, IJF President

Mr. Jean-Luc Rougé, IJF Secretary General

Mr. Vladimir Barta, IJF Head Sports Director

Mr. Juan Carlos Barcos, IJF Head Refereeing Director

• Special guests: athletes representing the nations with most representation in judo at the OG will be invited for the draw and for the press conference. The following athletes have already been confirmed by the delegations.

Jeroen Mooren (NED) -60kg

Sarah Menezes (BRA) -48kg

Musa Mogushkov (RUS) -66kg

Andreas Toelzer (GER) +100kg

Kim Sung-Min (KOR) +100kg

• Conditions for the media: All media attending the press conference must be accredited for the London Olympic Games. —- IJF

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