The European Mixed Team Judo Championships are to return to Russia later this year ©Getty Images

The European Mixed Team Judo Championships is set to return to Russia this year, with the city of Ufa ready to play host on November 27.

It is the third edition of the Championships and the second to be held in Russia after the inaugural competition was held in Yekaterinburg in 2018.

Belarus' capital Minsk hosted the event in 2019 and the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

European Judo Union (EJU) President Sergey Soloveychik and the head of Bashkiria Radiy Khabirov agreed to hosting duties last month.

Ufa is the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan, historically known as Bashkiria.

France won the Olympic mixed team gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Games ©Getty Images
France won the Olympic mixed team gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Games ©Getty Images

"I am very happy that the European Championships both individual and mixed team have become much-in-demand among the sport community of various countries," said Soloveychik. 

"I am particularly thankful to the Republic of Bashkortostan and its head Mr Radiy Khabirov for their hospitality and exceptional conditions offered to the participating teams.

"The mixed team event at the Tokyo Olympics was a great success and the European mixed teams have shown their high sport level and team spirit. 

"I am sure that the European Mixed Team Championships (MTEC) in Ufa will be most spectacular. 

"We are receiving big interest from television companies to broadcast our MTEC and we hope to get good deals with them. 

"I am also happy that this year the MTEC will take place in Russia, where judo is very popular and much loved."

Mulhouse in France was already confirmed as the hosts of the 2022 Championships and the 2023 Championships are set to be held in the Polish city Kraków.