Astana 2015 have been making final preparations ahead of hosting the Judo World Championships ©IJF

The Championships are due to take place from August 24 to 30 ©IJF

Alterations have been made to the Alau Ice Palace which will host competition ©IJF

Prior to the Championships the IJF held its bi-annual Congress ©IJF

The Congress was held in the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation ©Lennie Niit

Muhamediuly Arystanbek, Minister of Sport Culture for the Federation of Kazakhstan welcomed the delegates ©IJF

Switzerland's Rene Jaggi was one of four new appointments to the IJF Executive Committee ©IJF

Jean-Luc Rogue (left) and Naser Al-Tamini (right) were re-elected unopposed as General Secretary and General Treasurer respectively ©IJF

IJF President Marius Vizer closed the Congress and praised the work of Astana 2015 ©IJF

The new Executive Committee posed for a photo following the Congress ©IJF