Judo at the Olympics

Judo is not a marginalized sport and the first step of the sport within the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964 is a great example of this incredible and unstoppable expansion. It is in the Japanese capital that the global dimension of the educational method founded by Kano Jigoro in 1882 suddenly became noticed, and it is in Tokyo where judo was showcased across 7 female and 7 male categories alongside the mixed-team event. The latter was debuted at the 2021 Olympic Games.


Olympic Judo

Judo as a sport grew rapidly in the years following World War II.


Judo Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Judo was part of the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games which took place in 2021. Apart from the regular 7 men and 7 women individual weight divisions, for the first time, the mixed team event took place, where France defeated Japan in the final.