IOC rules and regulations: https://olympics.com/ioc/documents/olympic-games/tokyo-2020-olympic-games
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are about to begin. The day after the opening ceremony, which will be held on Friday 23rd July, the first two categories of the judo tournament will be in action on the tatami of the Budokan. Find hereafter useful information related to the judo event.
DATES 24th - 31st July 2021
VENUE Budokan, 2-3 Kitanomarukōen, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-8321, Japan
SOCIAL MEDIA Use the following hashtags in all your communication related to judo during the Games #Tokyo2020 #JudoTokyo2020 #Judo #MoreThanSport
Tag: @Olympics and use #StrongerTogether #Tokyo2020 #Olympic
Saturday 24th JULY 2021: DAY 1 (W: -48 kg mat 1, M: -60 kg mat 2) 11:00: Preliminaries - 17:00: Final Block and medal ceremonies
Sunday 25th JULY 2021: DAY 2 (W: -52 kg mat 2, M: -66 kg mat 1) 11:00: Preliminaries - 17:00: Final Block and medal ceremonies
Monday 26th JULY 2021: DAY 3 (W: -57 kg mat 1, M: -73 kg mat 2) 11:00: Preliminaries - 17:00: Final Block and medal ceremonies
Tuesday 27th JULY 2021: DAY 4 (W: -63 kg mat 2, M: -81 kg mat 1) 11:00: Preliminaries - 17:00: Final Block and medal ceremonies
Wednesday 28th JULY 2021: DAY 5(W: -70 kg mat 1, M: -90 kg mat 2) 11:00: Preliminaries - 17:00: Final Block and medal ceremonies
Thursday 29th JULY 2021: DAY 6 (W: -78 kg mat 2, M: -100 kg mat 1) 11:00: Preliminaries - 17:00: Final Block and medal ceremonies
Friday 30th JULY 2021: DAY 7 (W: +78 kg mat 1, M: +100 kg mat 2) 11:00: Preliminaries - 17:00: Final Block and medal ceremonies
Saturday 31st JULY 2021: DAY 8 Mixed Team Event 11:00: Preliminaries - 17:00: Final Block and medal ceremonies
OFFICIAL DRAW The official draw of the competition will be held on Thursday 22nd July Time: 14:00 local time Location: Online
MIXED ZONE All athletes leaving the field of play will pass through the mixed zone.
PRESS CONFERENCES Each day after medal ceremonies DURATION: 20-30 min
Interpreters will be provided by Tokyo 2020 and will be connected remotely.
Facilitation will be managed in English by the Venue Media Manager
IJF and AJJF can request additional Press Conferences upon approval by the Venue Media Manager
Individual Day 1-Day 7 Press conference of women’s medallists will begin around 20:00 and will be followed by the men. Each press conference is attended by the 4 medallists (BronzeA, BronzeB, Silver, Gold) in one row.
Mixed Team Day 8 Press conference will be held in order of BronzeA, BronzeB, Silver, Gold Each press conference attended by full NOC team inscribed for the mixed team event (Maximum of 12 Judokas). They will be seated in two rows 6-6, staggered. Back row on stools for visibility.
QUICK GUIDE TO JUDO Whether you are a novice of the 'Gentle Way,’ commenting and following the judo at the Olympics for the first time or an experienced judoka and/or expert, discover or rediscover the principles, basic rules and the philosophy that allows you to win in judo. Through the voice of the International Judo Federation, Neil Adams, judo is made simple to watch and to understand. Enjoy the judo!
JUDO AND OLYMPIC VALUES https://www.ijf.org/moralcode
USEFUL DOCUMENTS • Distribution of qualification quota between Direct Qualification / Continental Qualification per country - DOWNLOAD (PDF) • IJF Olympic qualification list per weight category - DOWNLOAD (PDF) • IJF Olympic qualification list by country - DOWNLOAD (PDF) • Invited athletes list - DOWNLOAD (PDF) • Judo History: DOWNLOAD (PDF)
TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES FACTS & STATS
• 129 countries (Africa 31-Europe 42-Asia 27-Oceania 6-PanAmerica 22+1 refugee team)
including 20 countries (Universality place)
and 1 Refugee Olympic Team (6 athletes)
• 393 competitors 366 athletes qualified (based on World Ranking List): 266 direct qualification and 100 continental quota + 20 universality place athletes + 6 refugees + 1 Extra quota place for Saudi Arabia (+78kg)
Olympic qualification period: 2+1 (due to Covid) years prior to the Games
Last qualifying event: World Judo Championships, Hungary 2021 (Full results: https://www.ijf.org/competition/2239)
Including Tokyo, judo has been present 15 times at the Olympic Games (since Tokyo 1964) for the men and 8 times for women (since Barcelona 1992), plus Seoul 1988 as a demonstration sport.
For the first time ever, the last day of competition will be dedicated to the mixed team event. 12 teams, including host nation, will participate in the team competition, where the first gold medal for teams will be awarded. The Olympic Refugee team will also participate in the mixed team event for the first time.
Gender equity will be fully respected in Tokyo, with the same number of men and women qualified for the Games. The small difference in number in the end (200 men, 193 women) is due to the 20 universality places.
The Kodokan will be an official training venue for all delegations.
55 nations from the five continents won medals at the Olympic Games since 1964 (1-Japan, 84 medals / 2-France, 82 medals / 3-South Korea, 43 medals). The first chapter: https://www.ijf.org/news/show/tokyo-1964-the-first-chapter 7 Rio Olympic champions will be in action in Tokyo: https://www.ijf.org/news/show/the-magnificent-seven
2 Olympic champions from London (Teddy Riner, FRA and Lasha Shavdastuashvili, GEO): https://www.ijf.org/news/show/golden-grandpas
CATEGORY BREAKDOWN https://www.ijf.org/news/show/category-breakdown-48kg https://www.ijf.org/news/show/category-breakdown-60kg https://www.ijf.org/news/show/category-breakdown-52kg https://www.ijf.org/news/show/category-breakdown-66kg https://www.ijf.org/news/show/category-breakdown-57kg https://www.ijf.org/news/show/category-breakdown-73kg
More to come on the IJF home page.
THE ART OF JUDO
The International Judo Federation (IJF) is a is a not-for-profit, civil, non-governmental, international organisation and the world governing body for the Olympic and Paralympic sport of judo. The IJF, which was founded in 1951, has organised its IJF World Judo Tour since 2009, which comprises a World Championships, a World Judo Masters, Grand Slam and Grand Prix events. Judo is one of the world’s most widely practised sports with over 40 million people around the globe participating. Judo is unique, as a sport, a martial art and an education tool.
MORE INFORMATION https://www.ijf.org