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Olympics 2020 – Tokyo

 

Ambassador Yutaka Yoshizawa and Temba Hlasho

 


Ambassador Yutaka Yoshizawa of Japan to South Africa said Judo was first introduced as an Olympic sport in 1964 when Tokyo first hosted the Olympics. He was speaking at a martial arts demonstration held at the University of Pretoria in South Africa on September 6.

Ambassador Yoshizawa also pointed out that the Rugby World Cup will be held in Japan in 2019.

The Martial Arts demonstration coincided with a donation of judo tatami mats and other judo related items to the value of R6.6 million to Judo South Africa (JSA).

Temba Hlasho, President of JSA, said that they were grateful for the donation. Judo is a very active sport in South Africa with around 5000 registered players across the 9 provinces explained Hlasho saying that 6 South African judo athletes have participated in the Olympics.

Judo, Aikido, Karate, Iaido, Kendo and Kyudo were the six martial arts on demonstration.

Ambassador Yoshizawa explained that the martial arts were good exercise and also helped in achieving self-control, concentration and discipline.


Tokyo, Japan was announced as the host for the 2020 Olympics at the International Olympic Committee meeting held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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No/Dec 2017 Edition

 
 
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