The Olympics are underway and everyone is glued to their TVs to see who will take home the gold. But what about those of us who want to watch judo? Where can we find judo in the Olympics?
What is judo
Judo is a Japanese martial art that was created in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. It is an Olympic sport, and is categorized as a modern martial art. Judo focuses on throwing and takedowns, and it also has a minor focus on ground fighting. The goal of judo is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or choke.
The History of Judo in The Olympics
Judo was first introduced as an official sport in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. It has been a part of every Summer Olympics since then, with the exception of the 1980 games in Moscow, which were boycotted by many countries. Women’s judo was first introduced in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Judo is a relatively young sport, having only been created in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. It is a martial art that is based on grappling and throwing techniques. Judo became popular in Japan very quickly and soon spread to other parts of the world. Judo is now practiced in most countries and has even become an official sport in the Olympics.
Why is Judo Included in The Olympics
Judo was first included as an official sport in the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo. It has been a part of every Summer Olympics since then. Judo is unique among Olympic sports in that it does not have a specific governing body. Instead, it is governed by the International Judo Federation (IJF), which was founded in 1951. The IJF is comprised of just over 200 national federations from around the world, making judo one of the most widely practiced sports in the world. The inclusion of judo in the Olympics is a testament to its popularity and global reach.
What Channel is Judo on in The Olympics
Judo will be featured on a number of channels during the Olympics. In the United States, judo will be featured on NBC Sports Network and on the Olympic Channel. In Canada, judo will be featured on CBC and TSN. Other countries will have judo featured on a variety of channels – please consult your local listings for more information.
How Did The Japanese Team Fare in The Judo Competition
The Japanese team won a total of five medals in the judo competition at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This included two gold medals, one silver medal, and two bronze medals.