European Judo Championships report written by Hamlins’ sports Consultant is published.

The review into the loss of the European Judo Championships, due to be held in Glasgow in April 2015, has now concluded. The review was Chaired and the subsequent report written by Hamlins’ sports Consultant Mark Gay.

The aim of the review was to establish the facts as to why the right to host the event was withdrawn and to understand whether any lessons could be learned. It was commissioned by UK Sport with the support of the British Judo Association (“BJA”).

The report clearly shows that the BJA leadership made some serious errors of judgment in the handling of the event and these contributed to the removal of the championships.

The review highlights severe defects in governance within the BJA and suggests solutions which may be of broader significance in sports governance generally.

The report written by Mark Gay is now publically available and can be downloaded here:

Review into the withdrawal of the 2015 European Judo Championships


Further commentary

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