Judo Federation To Implement Anti-Doping Programme

September 3, 2018

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has agreed a 2-year partnership with The International Testing Agency (ITA) to design and implement a global anti-doping programme for the sport.

As part of the agreement, which runs until Tokyo 2020, the ITA will deliver risk assessments, test distribution planning, out-of-competition testing and management of results while following up on compliance matters related to the World Anti-Doping Code.

Commenting on the collaboration, IJF President, Marius Vizer, said: “The IJF is committed to clean sport and we want to guarantee our members, fans and judoka that judo is and will always be a sport where the principles of sincerity and respect are upheld as per the Judo Moral Code.

“Partnering with the ITA is another sign of our commitment to clean sport and to ITA’s values of integrity, excellence and equality. We look forward to this long term partnership for the good of judo.”

Benjamin Cohen, Director General of the ITA, added: “We are delighted to announce the IJF as the latest International Sports Federation to join us at the ITA. It is important that the entire sports movement comes together in working to protect clean sport and to uphold the values of integrity and respect that sport must convey.

“We look forward to a strong and productive relationship with the IJF in the run-up to Tokyo 2020. The ITA team will work tirelessly to ensure that ITA’s expertise will serve IJF and equip the sport of judo with a strong global anti-doping programme.”