DUBAI: Qatar is hosting the next World Judo Championship, starting from May 7-14, the Japanese Embassy in Qatar announced on Tuesday.
In an Instagram post, the embassy published a picture of the competition’s official mascot, known as “Joud.”
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The World Judo Championships are the highest level of international judo competition, along with the Olympic judo competition.
The event is held once a year, except for the years where the Olympics takes place, by the International Judo Federation. Qualified judoka compete in their respective categories as representatives of their home countries.
The last edition of the championships took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 2022, then flag was handed over to the state of Qatar, the next host country of 2023.