The International Judo Federation has removed the titles and jobs of Vladimir Putin and Olegarich, a longtime Kremlin supporter in the organization. The announcement comes after Russia’s invasion.Hundreds of civilians were killed and In neighboring countries
“The International Judo Federation has announced that Mr Vladimir Putin and Mr Arkady Rotenberg have been removed from all positions at the International Judo Federation,” the Budapest-based governing body said. Said in a statement Late Sunday.
Putin was the honorary chairman of the IJF. Suspended Last week, the group cited “the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.”
The Russian president is keen on judoka and competed in the 2012 London Olympics. Judo, 69, is a black belt and co-authored a book, Judo: History, Theory, Practice.
Rottenberg is a longtime friend of Putin’s hometown of St. Petersburg and a member of the IJF’s executive committee as “development manager.”
The move comes a week after World Taekwondo.With his honorary black belt.
Russia’s attack on Ukraine is against the group’s vision that “peace is more valuable than victory” as well as the values of respect and tolerance, said the World Taekwondo World Governing Body.