insidethegames.biz 15 Jan, 2022 12:00 am

Baku to host 2022 IBSA Judo World Championships

Baku to host 2022 IBSA Judo World Championships
Azerbaijan's capital Baku has been announced as the host of the International Blind Sports Federation Judo World Championships later this year, with Cagliari in Italy set to stage the European Championships.

Provided the 2022 European Championships can go ahead, it will be the second consecutive edition hosted by Italy.Genoa was the venue for the 2019 European Championships.Italy is set to host the IBSA Judo European Championships for the second edition in a row ©Getty Images Both competitions compliment the Grand Prix calendar, which was also unveiled this week and features tournaments in Europe, Asia and South America.Then from July 2 to 3, São Paulo in Brazil will offer athletes the final chance to prepare before the World and European Championships.

Both the World and European Championships will offer athletes a chance to be classified under the sport's new system which came into effect on January 1.The Azerbaijani capital has staged several Grand Prix events in the past and as a result has been awarded IBSA Judo's World Championships for the first time, with both individual and team contests featuring on the programme.

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