Sports play a key role in life returning to normal
03. 05. 2021.
On Monday in the Carmelite Monastery, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and former President of the Republic-Honorary President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee-Athlete of the Nation Pál Schmitt received President of the International Judo Federation Marius Vizer with whom they had talks about the role of sports in life returning to normal after the coronavirus pandemic, Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief informed the Hungarian news agency MTI.

At the meeting, they also spoke about the Budapest World Judo Championships which will be held between 6 and 13 June 2021, similar to the 2017 world championships, in the Papp László Sports Arena.

Mr Orbán and Mr Vizer agreed that the fight against the coronavirus pandemic was a complex task; we must be safe, but at the same time we must also live, and what is most important is that we must live healthily. Judo and sports in general contribute to the preservation of health, they pointed out.

Regarding the world sports events due to be held during the period ahead, the President of the IJF said health and safety will always be their number one considerations, and on these there is no room for compromise.

In the context of the world championships to be held in Budapest, he said every delegation will have to comply with the rules in effect. It is an important task to ensure safe conditions for staff members, local organisers, coaches and athletes alike, and they will do just that.