the IOC Session ratified the Executive Board decision in Monaco last
week, Kosovo will now complete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with
Majlinda Kelmendi as its main chance for medal and as a true ambassador
for sports. The young athlete, who turned 23 in May and who has been a
pivotal booster for her country’s sporting standing, is now set to be
the flagbearer in Brazil. The IJF was one of the first International
Federations to recognise the Republic of Kosovo as they were accepted as
a full member by the IJF Executive Committee in April 2012.
Madam Atifete Jahjaga, presents the IJF President Mr. Vizer, with a Presidential Medal of Merit
The IJF President Mr. Vizer, presents Madam Atifete Jahjaga with the IJF Gold Medal
President of the Republic of Kosovo, Madam Atifete Jahjaga, presented
the IJF President Mr. Vizer, with a Presidential Medal of Merit for his
great contribution to internationalize Kosovo in sports.In turn Mr.
Vizer presented the IJF Gold Medal to The President of the Republic of
Kosovo, Madam Atifete Jahjaga, before presenting a $50,000 cheque to
Majlinda Kelmendi who finished top of the IJF’s new Prestige World
Ranking List with 4230 points.
Mr. Vizer presents Majlinda Kelmendi with a $50,000 cheque
the press conference that was held at the end of the day, Mr. Vizer
also recognized Mr. Anton Cena, who the IJF President helped to
establish a new dojo in Kosovo, by presenting him with an IJF Special
Recognition Award in front of a mass of national and international
Majlinda Kelmendi during the press conference
Mr. Marius Vizer together with Mr. Anton Cena and Mr. Besim Hasani
Mr. Vizer accompanied by Kosovo Olympic Committee President, Mr. Besim
Hasani, presented a signed copy of the application of Kosovo to join the
IOC to conclude proceedings as the collaboration between the IJF and
Kosovo Judo Federation has helped to pave the way for their
hugely-talented judo team to compete at the Olympics.
Mr. Vizer and Mr. Besim Hasani present a signed copy of the application of Kosovo