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10 countries to compete in blind judo event

IANS 18 Nov 2014, 13:01:25 PM IST

Baku: The 2015 European Games organisers confirmed that 10 countries will participate in the blind judo competition, which is a part of the event to be held here June 12-28.

Azerbaijan, France, Germany, Greece, Great Britain, Hungary, Russia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine will have eight male and female entries in the event, reports Xinhua

For the first time at a major comprehensive continental tournament, blind judo will be contested with medals in the men's ᄦkg category and in the women's -57kg category.

"Blind judo is a fantastic addition to our sports programme and proof that the inaugural European Games will be an innovative and inclusive event that will be enjoyed by sports fans from all over the world," Baku 2015 Chief Operating Officer Simon Clegg said Monday.