Happy Birthday Judo. 65 Years together. \n\nThe sport has grown up and become an adult. \n\nTo celebrate its anniversary, The International Judo Federation chose the setting of the Hungarian state Opera in Budapest.\n\nIt was an opportunity to enjoy being together, to honor the present and remember the past. \n\nJudo does not forget its fathers, its legends and therefore it was time for lifetime achievement awards. \n\n\u201cI\u2019ve always been involved in judo, I\u2019ve done every job in judo, says President of the French Judo Federation Jean-Luc Roug\u00e9! \n\n\u201cI have been a manager, a trainer, a fighter, a teacher in a club, a small club\u2026. For me above everything it\u2019s always been a pleasure. I don\u2019t know what I would have done if it wasn\u2019t for judo.\u201d\n\nItaly\u2019s Franco Capelletti was recognised for his services to judo as he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.\n\nFormer judoka, Franco Capelletti\n\n\u2018\u2018Thank you very much Mr. President, said Capelletti on receiving his award. \u2018Excuse me ladies and gentlemen. For me in this moment, it is very difficult to speak because I have much emotion.\u2019\u2018\n\nJudo also honored its present day stars Majlinda Kelmendi and Teddy Riner. \n\nOverall it was a chance to relax, so please , sit back, relax and enjoy.