Gergely Gulyas – Photo: MTI

Gulyas: ‘Hungary believes in power of fair competition’

Hungary believes in the power of fair competition and in the power of sports to connect people, the head of the Prime Minister's Office said, opening the World Judo Masters competition in Budapest on Saturday.

At the Masters, 419 athletes are competing from 59 countries, Gergely Gulyas told the opening.

Budapest has become the capital of sports, he said, noting the UEFA European League Final it hosted in May, the World Judo Masters held now and the World Athletics Championships the city will host later this month for the first time.

In his address, Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation (IJF), underscored that sports must be neutral and must unite nations.

Laszlo Toth, IJF’s vice president, welcomed Japan’s Imperial Highness Princess Tomohito of Mikasa who is attending the Budapest event. Princess Tomohito was appointed IJF Judo Ambassador in 2019. She has since then attended several major judo events and is attending the event in Budapest for the first time.

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