Jorge Fernandes said that the Portuguese Judo Federation (FPJ) received the news on Tuesday, from the European Judo Union (EJU): Lisbon is to host the European competition for the second time since 2008.

Portugal applied in April 2018 and the competition is scheduled between 29 April and 2 May 2021 at the Altice Arena.

Fernandes also said the budget is “little more than €1 million and much less than €2 million”.

The European judo competition will follow the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, so the preparation is already underway, and it is an opportunity to “present athletes in all categories and the most well prepared”, the federation’s president said.

Fernandes’ idea is to honour Monteiro, bronze medallist in Rio2016, five-time European champion – and 12 medals in the European – and four-time world runner-up.