Today marks the first day of the first ever European Games, being held in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Putting aside for the moment the ongoing controversy over Aerbaijan’s human rights record, and the cancellation of the BJA-hosted European Judo Championships which have now been incorporated within the Games, it promises some great sport and vital Olympic qualification points.
Judo begins on Day 13, Thursday 25 June.
A full breakdown of events is available from the BBC website. Television rights have been granted to BTSport, so should be available via cable, satellite and internet subscription.