The biggest sporting event in the world is coming back to Europe after 12 years (London 2012). From 26 July to 11 August, the 32nd Summer Olympic Games of the modern era will take place in Paris, France. On 8 of a total of 19 competition days, judo will be one of 32 sports on the programme. A total of 15 competitions will take place in the Champ de Mars Arena. 386 judoka (186 women/186 men) from more than 100 nations are expected. Qualification has been running since 24 June last year.
The most important facts and figures about the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris and the judo tournament:
- What has long been normal in judo is a premiere for the Olympics. For the first time there will be absolute gender equality at the Summer Games (5,250 female and 5,250 male participants).
- The IOC expects 350,000 hours of TV and online coverage and 4 billion viewers.
- 10 million tickets will be issued. For the judo events, 5,500 tickets will go on sale for each of the eight competition days (the rest will go to media representatives, VIP guests and officials). Judo ticket prices range from category D and 24 euros to category A and 150 euros. A good third of the Paris tickets are already sold out.
- 45,000 volunteers are to ensure the smooth running of the Games.
Author: EJU Media