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Aldo Torti

Biographical information

Full nameAldo•Torti
Used nameAldo•Torti
NOC Italy


Aldo Torti was an Italian judoka and sports manager. In November 1948 he became the first president of the GALG (Autonomous Japanese Wrestling Group) in Roma. The following year, Torti succeeded Britain’s Trevor Pryce Legget as president of the European Judo Union (UEJ) at their second congress at Bloomendaal (The Netherlands).

In 1951 Torti was elected the first president of the International Judo Federation. He held the post for just one year when he resigned to support the rise of Risei Kano, son of Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo. Torti died in 1966 and had an Italian National Judo Trophy named in his honour.

Organization roles

Role Organization Tenure NOC As
President International Judo Federation 1951—1952 ITA Aldo Torti