All National Federations, officials, coaches and athletes participating in the event described in these outlines must respect and accept the authority of the IJF Officials, the IJF Statutes, the IJF Sports and Organisation Rules (SOR), the IJF Refereeing Rules and the IJF Anti-Doping Rules. Individuals deemed to have acted against the IJF, its principles or purposes should be subject to suspension or expulsion from the event and/or cancellation of their accreditation cards.

Each National Federation is responsible for its competitors (the control of non-pregnancy and the control of gender). It must assume all responsibility for accident and health insurance as well as civil liabilities during all IJF events for everyone under their charge.

National Federations are also responsible to ensure that athletes who participate in the IJF WJT have sufficient technical knowledge (know the terminology and can execute all the techniques in the IJF SOR Appendix H) and understand fully the IJF sport and refereeing rules.

The organiser of the event and the IJF will not be responsible for any insurance related to the above- mentioned matters. Nevertheless, the National Judo Federation staging the event shall take all necessary actions to provide insurance coverage against civil liability for the entire duration. The organiser of the event and the IJF have no liability for any claims of injury, illness or death arising from the travelling to and the participation in this event.

Delegates inscribed by their National Federations for WJT events consent to the IJF and its media partners to use content of them, including data, live results, photographs and/or video recordings (hereafter referred to as Media). This media may be obtained from National Federations and IJF. It will also be acquired by the IJF and its media partners from in and around all IJF WJT event venues. Media could be used in print and digital media formats including print publications, websites, e-marketing, posters banners, advertising, film, broadcast, social media, education purposes and other purposes.

The National Federation must ensure that they have the permission of each delegate or in the case of a minor the permission of the parent/guardian.

If a delegate does not give consent, then the National Federation must inform the International Judo Federation by writing to registration@ijf.org

All delegates inscribed for an IJF WJT event must stay in one of the official hotels, offered in the outlines by the organisers, for a minimum of two (2) nights, e.g. Total of 4 people inscribed in judobase = 8 nights or more must be reserved.

This rule does not apply to the host National Federation delegates.

Any damage to hotel property resulting from the stay of a national delegation will be charged to the national federation and must be paid in full.

Delegations are kindly requested not to dry clothing (including judogi) or have training sessions in the corridors of the official hotels.

According to the IJF rule enacted on the 2 December 2012 in Tokyo, "the organising country should not request penalties fee for participating countries who cannot make bank transfers but can pay in cash upon arrival. Those countries who cannot make bank transfers should inform the organisers well in advance that they will pay cash on arrival".

The competition will be conducted in accordance with the latest IJF SOR, IJF Refereeing Rules and IJF Anti-Doping Rules.

System of competition: quarterfinal (last 8) repechage, duration of contests: four (4) minutes (real time)

Weight categories:
Men: -60kg, -66kg, -73kg, -81kg, -90kg, -100kg, +100kg
Women: -48kg, -52kg, -57kg, -63kg, -70kg, -78kg, +78kg


Only entries of member National Judo Federations will be accepted. In some exceptional cases, the IJF can, in order to protect an athlete's career, inscribe an athlete into an IJF event, under his/her National Federation Flag or under the IJF flag, according to the specificity of the case.

Athletes can be entered in ONLY one weight category per IJF WRL event.

Each person can only be inscribed with one function (i.e. athlete, coach, referee, team official etc.) per event.

Participating athletes must be born in 2004 (15 years in the calendar year) or before.

The National Federation is responsible for obtaining legal approval and permission for minor athletes to compete in competitions. When travelling with minors the team official/coach must have all the necessary documents in place that authorises them to act on behalf of the parents/guardians "in loco parentis".

Each National Federation can inscribe a maximum of two (2) athletes per weight category. The organising national federation can inscribe a maximum of four (4) athletes per weight category. However, only the best two athletes' results per category will be considered for the WRL.

Non-competing athletes or training partners can be inscribed as judoka.

After the deadline changes can be made one to one, like for like, due to injury or illness. For example, an injured athlete can be replaced by another athlete regardless of gender or weight category. An ill team official can be replaced by another team official etc.

The purpose of accreditation is to identify people and their roles at events and allow them necessary access to perform their roles.

At least one team delegate must attend on time to confirm the entries of all athletes and officials with a signature on the delegation confirmation list. A delayed appearance or no-show may result in the exclusion of all participants from the draw and the event.

For each official team member from a national delegation (athletes, coach, team official, doctor etc.) an accreditation card is issued by the IJF during the official registration. A delegate should never wear another delegate's accreditation card.

The accreditation card remains the property of the IJF and can be withdrawn, with immediate effect, at the IJF's sole discretion.

The accreditation card is valid for the duration of the competition and is the personal identity document of the delegate for all security and access controls. This card contains: last (family) name, first (given) name, country, IJF ID number, a picture and for athletes their weight category and WRL position.

Quota for officials for accreditations (includes team officials, coaches, doctors and physiotherapists):
One – four (1-4) competitors = three (3) officials.
Five – nine (5-9) competitors = five (5) officials.
10 or more competitors = seven (7) officials.

The accreditations for National Federation president, referee and judoka are not included in the above calculation.

The fee for the 8th or more team official(s) (must be inscribed in judobase) is 100 US$ per accreditation, to be paid to the organisers.

A maximum of three (3) delegates per National Federation (2 officials and 1 athletes' delegate) may attend the draw.

Dress code: formal suit (jacket, trousers, shirt and tie for men; jacket, trousers/skirt/dress, blouse for women) and formal shoes.

The top eight (8) athletes from the entered competitors in each weight category will be seeded according to the current World Ranking List.

The weigh-in will be carried out in accordance with the IJF SOR. The official weigh-in for athletes will be scheduled the day before the competition.

  • Unofficial weigh-in: 19:30 to 20:00
  • Official weigh-in: 20:00 to 20:30

For further information on judogi rules please refer to the IJF SOR. Each competitor is obliged to have sewn on the back of his judogi a backnumber bearing their last (family) name and National Olympic Committee abbreviation. The last (family) name (and any part of their given (first) name) on the back number must have the same letters as that registered in judobase.org as this database provides the accreditation cards, athlete name on TV graphics and scoreboard etc.

The top of the backnumber must be fixed horizontally and centrally three (3) cm from the bottom of the collar.

The backnumber can only be ordered from www.ijfbacknumber.com or www.mybacknumber.com.

The Education and Coaching Commission will inspect the judogi jacket every evening. The checking process will start half an hour prior to the unofficial weigh-in and will end at the same time as the official weigh-in (19:00 – 20:30).

The backnumber and publicity should comply with the current IJF judogi regulations. The official sponsor label of the event will be given provided that:

  • The judogi are clean and dry.
  • The backnumber, publicity and emblem are properly sewn and do not show any wear or tear.
  • All previous advertising has been removed.

Guide to attaching and removing the sponsor label:

  • Lay the judogi flat and attach the new sponsor label of the event on the back of the correct judogi.

White judogi: IJF sponsor, blue judogi: Organiser's sponsor

  • Ensure the label is firmly attached around the edges.

Immediately after the competition and before washing remove the sponsor label.

The organiser has the right to charge for any sewing service that is deemed larger than a small repair.

Coaches nominated by their National Federations should respect the IJF Code of Ethics and IJF SOR. Any coaches not adhering to these rules could be subject to disciplinary action.

Each athlete who has won a medal must be present at the ceremony to receive their medal personally. Any athlete who is absent from the awards ceremony without a good reason may forfeit the medal and prize money.

Athletes must attend the medal ceremony barefoot, without any hat, cap or any similar head covering and wearing their IJF approved white judogi that conforms to the IJF judogi rules with special attention being paid to the publicity rule. If it is not clean, then they must wear a reserve judogi.

It is strictly prohibited for athletes on the podium to have national flags or similar items other than those on their judogi. Any demonstration with religious, political, personal or commercial connotation is prohibited.

Athletes must also be available for interview after the last awarding ceremony if requested by the IJF Media Team. If they do not attend disciplinary action may be taken.