Judo made its very first appearance at the 1964 Olympic Games at Tokyo. However, it was not included in the Olympic programme in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, but returned at the 1972 Games in Munich, where it has remained since. Women's competition was added to the Games in Barcelona 1992.
Men and women now compete in seven weight categories. There was originally a men's category open to all weights, but this event was withdrawn after the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.
List of Events
|- 60kg||- 48kg (extra-lightweight)|
|+ 100kg (heavyweight)||+ 78kg (heavyweight)|
|60-66kg (half-lightweight)||48-52kg (half-lightweight)|
|66-73kg (lightweight)||52-57kg (lightweight)|
|73-81kg (half-middleweight)||57-63kg (half-middleweight)|
|81-90kg (middleweight)||63-70kg (middleweight)|
|90-100kg (half-heavyweight)||70-78kg (half-heavyweight)|
- Mixed Team