Dear Judo Family,

On behalf of the Hungarian Judo Association, I welcome you all to our beautiful home city Budapest for the Hungary Grand Slam 2020.

The International Judo Federation has cancelled all events until the end of October in this year, in an attempt to protect the interests of all stakeholders, keep the judo community safe and ensure fair treatment to all athletes engaged in the Olympic qualification.

We found ourselves in an uncertain and sad period in the near past. Due to the large scale of the Covid-19 outbreak, we have faced a period of doubts and an unprecedented challenge but now have the opportunity to held the first World Judo Tour event after the pandemic is hugely honoured.

We continued to work hard in order to organize a worldwide judo event and we suggest that in such challenging times, we need to protect each other as we organize this event based on a strong protocol and I encourage all of you to apply all the principles of our sport, setting an example for those around you.

I wish all of you, as well as the people of the world, good health, strong spirit and all the best to the participants!

Dr. László Tóth
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