As with previous Olympics, the judo competition will begin on day 1 of the Olympics, running from Saturday 25 July until Saturday 1 August. After the traditional seven days of individual action, the sport’s homeland will witness history as the first mixed team judo event at an Olympics will bring judo’s Tokyo 2020 presence to a riveting conclusion at the Nippon Budokan.
Judo will have an opening session each day from 10:30 – 14:30 and a final session from 17:00 – 19:00.
Click here to see the recently created IJF Tokyo 2020 Olympic rankings.
Ticket prices were announced on 20 July ‘aimed at allowing as many people as possible to enjoy Olympic events’.
Judo tickets will range from JPY 4,000～54,000. Opening ceremony tickets will range from JPY 12,000～300,000 while closing ceremony tickets will be available from JPY 12,000～220,000.
Residents of Japan from today also have their first chance to register on Tokyo 2020's online platform in order to receive information about ticketing and, from the spring of 2019, to be able to apply for tickets. The platform can be accessed at https://id.tokyo2020.jp/.
Those living outside of Japan will be able to order their tickets through the National Olympic Committee of their respective country or their authorised ticket reseller. A list of these organisations in each country will be published by next spring on the Tokyo 2020 official website. Ticket prices and the application process will vary from country to country, although the structure will be broadly in line with that for tickets purchased in Japan.
As the exclusive payment technology partner of the Olympic Games for 32 years, Visa will be the only payment brand accepted on the Tokyo 2020 ticket website and at the ticket box offices.
The mascots of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 greeted the Japanese public for the first time at their naming ceremony on 22 July 2018. Thousands of children and adults joined meet & greet events across the Japanese capital to welcome the new ambassadors of the Tokyo 2020 Games.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascot's name was revealed as Miraitowa (pronounced mee-rah-e-toh-wa), based on the Japanese words mirai (future) and towa (eternity) combined. This name was chosen to promote a future full of eternal hope in the hearts of people all over the world.
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic mascot's name was revealed as Someity, (pronounced soh-may-tee) which comes from someiyoshino, a popular cherry blossom variety, and additionally echoes the English phrase “so mighty”. Someity has tactile cherry blossom sensors and exhibits enormous mental and physical strength. It represents Paralympic athletes who overcome obstacles and redefine the boundaries of what is possible.
The IJF has invited Miraitowa and Someity to the 2018 Osaka Grand Slam from 23 – 25 November.
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