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Judo at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games

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Host City: Beijing, China
Date Started: August 9, 2008
Date Finished: August 9, 2008
Events: 14

Participants: 386 (230 men and 156 women) from 92 countries
Youngest Participant: YEM Ali Khousrof (16 years, 158 days)
Oldest Participant: GEQ José Mba Nchama (42 years, 300 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 56 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): JPN Japan (7 medals)


The 2000 judo tournament was conducted in the Gymnasium at the Beijing Science and Technical University. There was no change in the program or the format of events, with men and women competing in seven weight classes each, for 14 events overall. Japan was again the top nation, winning four gold medals and seven overall, though nothing like in 2004 when they won eight titles and 10 medals.