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Norwegian Judo Federation

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Norwegian Judo Federation

The Norwegian Judo Federation (Norwegian: Norges Judoforbund - NJF) is the national federation of judo in Norway. The chairman is Vibeke Thiblin (since 2009) and the deputy chairman is Harald Monsen. The Norwegian Judo Federation was founded in 1967. The organisation's headquarters are in Oslo. It is an affiliate of the International Judo Federation.



In 2002 the Norwegian Judo Federation started training Afghan judokas under an exchange program with the Afghan Judo Federation established that year with the federation slogan "Judo for Peace". What began as a modest effort took on a big scale as increasingly more Afghan children and teenagers enrolled in the training program, the demand rising further. The project's objective also included giving priority to the underprivileged girls and women of Afghanistan, who showed equal interest and enthusiasm to their male counterparts. The result was a historic first: Freba Razzey became the first ever Afghan female to participate in an Olympic competition (in 2004).

Besides organizing international exchange programs, the Norwegian Judo Federation, a member of both the European Judo Union and the International Judo Federation (IJF), has been actively participating in international conventions. In 2010, it participated in the "Judo for Peace Event" hosted by the IJF in Jaipur, India.


  • Chairman : Vibeke Thiblin
  • Deputy chairman : Harald Monsen
  • Norwegian judoka

  • Mette Johansen (born in 1989)
  • Martin Thiblin
  • References

    Norwegian Judo Federation Wikipedia

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