Monday, January 23, 2023
SUBJECT : IJF Sport and Organisation Rules (SOR) version 20 January 2023
Mr. President, Ms. President,
Please see below the website links to the updated IJF Sport and Organisation Rules 20 January 2023 (English Version high and low resolution and change control documents), French and Spanish versions will follow soon.
IJF Sport and Organisation Rules (SOR) high resolution 28 MB - 20.01.2023 - ENG
IJF Sport and Organisation Rules (SOR) low resolution 6 MB - 20.01.2023 - ENG
IJF Sport and Organisation Rules (SOR with changes in red from the 09.03.2022 version) low resolution 6 MB - 20.01.2023 - ENG
IJF Sport and Organisation Rules (SOR, with changes from the 09.03.2022 version) control - 20.01.2023 - ENG
In addition to small grammar and minor adjustments here are a summary of main updates:
Harassment and Abuse
Harassment and abuse can be reported, anonymously and confidentially, here: https://reportabuse.judobase.org/form
Tolerance for mixed team and team competitions
Weight categories for mixed team competitions and team competitions now have +5% tolerance instead of 2 kg for those athletes (except for athletes +70 kg and +90 kg senior and junior categories and +63 kg and +81 kg cadet categories), who took part in the preceding individual competition (if applicable).
Event inscription deadline
Until seven (7) days before draw (instead of 20 days), the correct names of the complete delegation (athletes and officials) must be registered online at IJF registration page (https://admin.judobase.org/).
If, in a category, there are athletes marked as suspended they will NOT participate and the next athlete(s) in the list from position number 37 and below will be invited.
In the cadets age category athletes are NOT allowed to remove their underclothing (men – underpants, women – underpants and bra); to compensate an additional 200 grams will be allowed (instead of 100 grams).
Weigh-in time changed
For IJF events the official weigh-in is organised one day before the competition at 16:00 followed by the judogi pre-control and back number check.
The nationality of athletes will be taken as that which is indicated in their current passport or current national identity card. Athletes may be a member of a national federation that is not the same nation as their passport/national identity card.
Updated age divisions - F1/M1 (30-39), F2/M2 (40-49), F3/M3 (50-59), F4/M4 (60-64, no shime-waza), F5/M5 (65-69, no shime-waza), F6/M6 (70+, no shime-waza)
Under 23 category
Ju-no-kata added: A pair can do one kata between Nage-no-kata (5 sets), Ju-no-kata and Katame-no-kata (3 sets).
Judogi control process added.
IJF approved judogi
Reversible judogi (white one side and blue on the other) are not allowed. The jacket must be worn with the left side crossed over the right. An athlete is not allowed to compete wearing a red and white belt.
IJF label (red) - For the belt, blue labels are also accepted.
Blue judogi colour - Blue: between Pantone number n°18- 4051TCX(TPX) and n°18-4039TCX(TPX) on the textile Pantone scale and between n°285M and n° 286M on the print Pantone scale.
Judogi jacket - The skirt must be of equivalent length at the front and at the back.
Arrival for contests
During the preliminaries, for the first contest, athletes and their coaches must arrive together at judogi control 15 minutes before the contest. For the following contests, athletes and their coaches must arrive together at least three (3) contests before their own (not counting the contest in progress).
During the final block, for the first contest, athletes and their coaches must arrive together 10 minutes before the contest. For the following contests, athletes and their coaches must arrive together at least two (2) contests before their own (not counting the contest in progress).
Gold and red back numbers can only be worn by senior Olympic and world individual champions.
For questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
IJF General Secretary
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