NOC Indonesia News Update 17 Sep 2021
On Thursday, the Indonesian Olympic Committee has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the International Judo Federation in Budapest.
President of the Indonesian Olympic Committee Raja Sapta Oktohari said the cooperation is part of the Committee's efforts to bring the newly-declared National Sports Grand Design, DBON, and the Indonesian Olympic Champions Program, IOCP, into reality.
"Thank God, the MoU with the International Judo Federation is our initial step to start the Indonesian Olympic Champions Program, which is also a real action to bring DBON into reality. DBON has been declared as the Presidential Decree No. 86 Year 2021," Okto said.
With the cooperation, IJF will support Indonesia in the sport's development in the country by providing training opportunities for athletes and trainers while opening a possibility to organize international competitions in Indonesia.
"IJF will support Indonesia through its member, the Indonesian Judo Federation, organizing international competitions in Indonesia. IJF will also help us improve the trainers' skills by organizing training courses abroad and in Indonesia," Okto added.
"For athletes, IJF will provide scholarships for two athletes to attend a training camp in Japan. There will be two training camp invitations in Europe, and IJF give us the authority to make a selection."
Okto said NOC Indonesia would discuss the matter with the Indonesian Judo Federation, PJSI, and he believed that the federation would thrive under the new chairman Maruli Simanjuntak.
Judo is one of the mandatory events in the Summer Games and Indonesia had not participated in the event since 2012 when Putu Wiradamungga competed in the London Games.