Montpellier will host the European Judo Championships in November 2023, and the French Judo team will prepare for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The momentum of the Montpellier Olympics will be realized at the 2023 European Judo Championships at the Sud de France Arena in Montpellier from November 2nd to 5th, 2023.

When the French Judo team attended the training camp at Krebs de Montpellier, Michael Durafosse, Christian Asaph and Stephen Nomis on behalf of President Carol Delga, and President of the French Judo Federation at the Sud de France Arena in Montpellier. Announced to be held European Judo Championships from November 2nd to 5th, 2023. Montpellier is also the rear base of French judo in preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Montpellier will host the European Judo Championships at the Sud de France Arena in early November 2023.

Nearly 700 judoka are welcomed A general rehearsal for all athletes on the continent, especially the French a few months before the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics in Paris.

Playground 2024

Montpellier is a country of sports and this year signs the historic double. French rugby and volleyball champion 2022. Ambitious sporting policies, equipment quality as well as major sporting events.

With the Terre de Jeux 2024 label, Montpellier has become the Game Preparation Center (CPJ) and has the potential to host international Olympic and Paralympic delegations.

In this context, the arrival of the French judo team in preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics underscores the quality of Montpellier’s welcome to high-level athletes. And other federations also need to participate in this dynamics.

Montpellier Mediterranee Metropole, Sète Agropole Mediterranee, Milhaud Grand Course communa community wanted to put together a common approach: Sète, Milhaud, Montpellier, unite for the best, unite for the best. Is due to this ambition. »»

These three regions have taken a unique approach. Together, we support athletes in their preparation by attracting a variety of national and international sports delegations and providing them with the best possible service. It delivers extremely high performance among the quality of infrastructure, the abundance of sports, the geographical environment of excellence, the sea, nature and the urban environment.

Michael de la Fosse, Mayor of Montpellier, President of Montpellier Mediterranee Metropole, “The European Judo Championships will be a special event for our territory that contributes to the influence of Montpellier. When we host such an international event, it is clubs of all ages, children, A special opportunity for boys and girls to create. Momentum. Montpellier is a judo hub, welcoming the entire French team is part of its global strategy and quality as a preparatory center for the 2024 Olympics. Of course, in Paris, France and Montpellier, we want to make everything. There are conditions. If we allow athletes to prepare in the area labeled Terre de Jeux, we Can participate in this event. “

Stephen Nomis, President of the French Judo Federation, “French Judo is pleased to choose Montpellier as the Paris 2024 base camp. The reason for this choice is not only the quality of the facilities available, but also the desire of the city of Montpellier to promote judo on its territory. In addition to welcoming the French team before the 2024 Paris JOP, the city of Montpellier will host the champion’s itinerary prior to the 2023 European Championship, opening 10 facilities and 1000 Be part of the dynamics of the judo system and support Montpellier. Clubs that participate in the Judo League Pro. “

Carole Delga, President of Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée Region, said following the press conference: “The Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée region has demonstrated over the years its commitment to the practice and promotion of sports. It is an honor to welcome the French judo team to the crepes of Montpellier and demonstrate the quality of our regional infrastructure. The Occitanie, labeled “Terre de Jeux 2024,” is being mobilized more than ever to stimulate the dynamics of ambitious and sustainable sports throughout its territory. With the aim of strengthening the celebrations, heritage and commitment of the Occitanie residents around the Games, the region specifically supports 57 Occitanie sites labeled the “Meeting Preparation Center” in Paris 2024. The 2022 World Figure Skating Championships will host major international events alongside Montpellier, and the 2023 European Judo Championships at the Sud France Arena will undoubtedly be a huge success on our territory. »»

The “Terre de jeux” forum and the “Stakes of games” symposium will be held in December in Corum, Montpellier.

Following the candidacy of the city and the Metropolis of Montpellier, the COJOP (Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee) has selected Montpellier as the organization for the third forum “Terrede Jeux 2022” in December next year. The “Terre de Jeux” community is currently made up of more than 3,000 buildings targeted for the 2024 convention (municipalities, EPCI, networks of French embassies abroad, etc.). It is also the last “Terre de Jeux” forum to be held in the state before the 2024 Paris Olympics. This event will be held at the same time as the “Games Challenges” conference, which is a social science research symposium.

Judo at the heart of Montpellier’s sports policy

Montpellier is part of 1000 dojos carried by FFJ. Therefore, we have the ambition to create 12 dojos in the next few years. For example, at Ramosson, a multi-sports hall where judo competitions will be held from January 2024, the Palais des Sports Pierre de Coubertin is being transformed.

Montpellier creep

The owners of CREPS in Toulouse and Montpellier since 2016-Font-Romeu, Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée Region have made significant investments in these excellent sports complexes (from 2016 to € 78 million). Best conditions before major international sporting events. The region continues to work on the construction of the Future High Performance Preparation Center (CPHP) at Font-Romeu. A large investment estimated at € 45 million in the region strengthens the position of the Font-Romeu site, making it the flagship site of Occitania’s global high-performance sports and the new French and international sports delegations. get together.