The World Judo Association announced Thursday evening that the Tel Aviv Grand Slam, which was supposed to take place in mid-February, has been postponed.
A statement to all the world federations read: "Dear Judo Family, On behalf of IJF's Chief Sports Officer, Mr. Vladimir Barta, we announce that the 2024 Grand Slam Tel Aviv, initially scheduled for February 15-17, has been postponed. The decision to postpone the event was made a top priority for the safety and security of our entire judo family. We'll keep our community updated as more information becomes available. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this challenging time."
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The Tel Aviv Grand Slam has been held in recent years, and before that Israel also hosted the 2018 Grand Prix at Expo Tel Aviv, the European Senior Championship, and the year before that the European Under-23 Championship. At the end of last year, the prestigious Masters tournament was held in Jerusalem. The intention is to hold the Grand Slam in any case next year, but it will probably be after the Olympic Games in Paris.
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