History of Judo Sports:
Judo Sports is a traditional Japanese wrestling sport. Judo originated in Japan from the older schools of jujitsu, a term meaning "gentle technique." The popularity of Judo sports as a competition sport gradually spread to other nations. The first international Judo competition took place in 1926.
Equipments for Judo Sports:
- Blue and White tape to be placed in the middle of the contest area.
- A competition mat or tatami made of vinyl-covered foam.
- Loose fitting uniforms called judogi with the belt.
Athlete Quota for Judo Sports:
- 217 men
- 147 women
- 22 places not yet allocated to a gender
- Total of 386 athletes
Rules for Judo Sports:
The judo competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will be held in accordance with:
- The IJF Sports and Organization Rules (SOR)
- Refereeing Rules
- Olympic Charter
- The IJF is in charge of technical control and direction.
Venues for Judo Sports in Beijing Olympics 2008:
The judo event of the 29th Olympic Games will be held at the University of Science and Technology Beijing Gymnasium from August 9-15, 2008.
Judo Sports Events in Beijing Olympics 2008:
The following events are on the program for Beijing Olympics 2008:
- + 100kg (heavyweight) Men
- 60 - 66kg (half-lightweight) Men
- 73 - 81kg (half-middleweight) Men
- 90 - 100kg (half-heavyweight) Men
- - 48kg (extra-lightweight) Women
- 52 - 57kg (lightweight) Women
- 63 - 70kg (middleweight) Women
- - 60 kg Men
- 66 - 73kg (lightweight) Men
- 81 - 90kg (middleweight) Men
- + 78kg (heavyweight) Women
- 48 - 52kg (half-lightweight) Women
- 57 - 63kg (half-middleweight) Women
- 70 - 78kg (half-heavyweight) Women