Presidency of the Judo Federation: Rougé-Nomis, the clash of two worlds

On the one hand, Jean-Luc Rougé, 71, who has dedicated his life to the Federation, where he has been present for forty years and who is running for a fifth term. On the other hand, Stéphane Nomis, 50, former international, president of the Performance Pact which supports high-level athletes, and business leader. Everything opposes them: the style, the vision of judo, the mode of communication.

Stéphane Nomis embodies a real revolution with a “black-blanc-beur” list made up of former champions, such as Gévrise Emane and Frédéric Demontfaucon, women and executives. Its niche? The clubs, which he has visited extensively in recent months and to which he has promised the power to elect the next president in four years.


This governance reform, Jean-Luc Rougé does not want it (currently, it is a college of electors, composed in particular of the presidents of departmental committees, who vote). More traditional, the one who has also succeeded in establishing himself on the international scene and who is a figure of the French Olympic Committee, called on tenors of judo who all posed in kimono for the family photo! Even if he is expected to be one of the supporters of Michel Moulin (if he launched for the presidency of the French Football Federation), David Douillet is one of the main supporters of Rougé.

The latter also benefits from the support of high-ranking officers (especially the champions of the 1970s) who, in recent days, have been making more phone calls in an attempt to tip the scales in favor of their foal. Social networks are on fire, especially as recent revelations of physical and sexual violence in the discipline have largely revived tensions. No one knows who will be named the winner on Sunday around 4:30 p.m. Nor how the Federation will recover from all these heartbreaks.

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