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18 DEC 2014 (Ottawa) 

(OTTAWA) Judo Canada is pleased to announce that the city of Calgary, Alberta has been selected from a process in which over 10 cities were involved to be host to the 2016-18 National Judo Championships. The event will be held at the Calgary Oval in May of each of 2016, 2017 and 2018.

 “We are excited that Calgary has been named as host city for Judo Canada’s national championships for the next three years,” says Marco De Iaco, Vice President of Sales, Sports & Major Events with Tourism Calgary. “With more than 650 athletes, coaches, officials and delegates participating in the competition, this event brings both economic and social benefits to our community. We look forward to welcoming everyone involved to Calgary.”

 Judo Canada president, Mike Tamura was ecstatic with the outcome; “Judo Canada undertook this event bid process to enable a greater link with not only the local judo community, but also the greater community-at-large that will host these events. Several cities presented competitive and compelling proposals for which we are thankful and appreciative of the recognition our opportunity provided. By securing the hosting rights for 2016-18, Calgary and the athletes that will take part in this event gain security in knowledge for event planning and participation so as to deliver a flawless event. We are hoping that some of the athletes that take part in these events will not only represent Canada on the world circuit in the future, but also bring home medals in Rio 2016 and also Tokyo 2020.”