Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 25, 2020: The Uzbekistan Judo Federation and the Italian Judo, Karate, Wrestling and Martial Arts Federation have signed an agreement on cooperation in judo training and sports medicine.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the agreement – facilitated by the visit to Italy last December of the Vice President of the Uzbekistan National Olympic Committee and Chairman of the Judo Federation of Uzbekistan, Azizjon Kamilov - was signed remotely.
The agreement includes cooperation is areas such as the exchange of knowledge and experience of instructors, judges and medical personnel; conducting special training, courses, seminars and research; conducting joint sports events and training; the fight against doping, as well as the training of specialists in the field of sports medicine.
Both parties agreed that the practical implementation of the agreement, including the joint training of athletes for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, will begin as quarantine restrictions in Uzbekistan and Italy are relaxed.
The initiative to establish this partnership was put forward by the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Rome with the assistance of the Honorary Consul of Uzbekistan in the regions of Campania and Molise, Vittorio Georgi, who is also the president of the Italian Kurash Federation.