After realizing that hosting the Masters tournament in Jerusalem was a mistake in almost every way, the Tel Aviv Grand Slam brought us back to a slightly more optimistic reality.
It is possible to hold exemplary judo events here, only that you must not jump above the navel or get drunk from all kinds of fragrances of external money, and sponsors who, when they no longer feel like it - they simply disappear.
Next year Israel is supposed to host the World Championship, but as of today, that is not possible.
Perhaps we have an interest and a community that has been growing for more than 30 years, since the Olympic medals of Yael Arad and Oren Samadja.
But what is not here?
A stable sports ministry, with a minister who maintains a policy that does not change every term just to "do exactly" the one before him.
What else isn't there?
Hosting world championships, such as the Masters and Grand Slams, costs a lot of money.
The Judo Association can take care - in its deep ties with the management of the world association - to receive the approval to host the championship.
The money must be private or government.
Grand Slam Tel Aviv was good, it's time to pick up the pace for the World Championship, photo: Oren Aharoni
The chairman of the union, Moshe Ponti, can sit very close to Lior Raz, but what he actually needs is a unit of undercover agents who will raise a financial fortune for him in the industry.
Without government budgeting, not only judo can move to Netflix - also water polo, fencing, cycling, tennis and other industries Those who don't start with the ball and end with the foot can fold the fantasies back into the closet.
If the incoming sports minister does not understand that in order to cut films he has to finance them, we will be left with live broadcasts from other places.
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