Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.- On August 26, 2011, between 1700 hrs and 1900 hrs, in Niteroi-RJ, Brazil, the Founding Congress of the World Judo Federation (WJF) was conducted, including the approval of Statutes and the election of its First Board of Directors.

Founding National Members who were present or represented at the Congress were: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Spain, United States, Dominican Republic, Panama, Romania, Sweden, and Venezuela.

Mr. Jaime Casanova representing the Dominican Republic was elected President of the WJF. Mr. Paul Dubois representing Brazil was elected the Vice-President (America) and also the Treasurer. Mr. Bruce Bethers representing the United States was elected the General Secretary, Dr. Paul Hoglund representing Sweden was elected Vice-President (Europe), Mr. David Gordge was elected Vice-President (Oceania), Mr. Alejandro Giuliano representing Chile was elected Sport Director , Mr. Carlos Diaz  representing Venezuela was elected Referee Directors  for WJF.and Mr. Jose Manuel Garcia representing Spain was elected Education and Coaching Director.

On this important date, August 26th, we suggest doing activities to highlight it.

JUDO FOR ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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