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Severe safety measures at Doha Judo Masters

8 Jan 2021 10:00

   IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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Not only Doha is a sports hub and host of the Doha IJF World Masters but also the country that will organise the 2023 World Championships. One year after the FFA World Cup all judo eyes will be focused on the capital of Qatar, one of the richest countries in the world that slowly comes out of its isolation by Arab countries.

Ahead of the International Judo Federation (IJF) World Judo Masters Doha 2021 to be held from January 11 to 13 at the ultra-modern Lusail Multipurpose Hall in Lusail, the LOC media team recently had an interview with

Tournament Director and the Secretary-General of the Qatar Judo Federation Eid Al Meraikhi: Together with the IJF we have jointly set up health protocols in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Interior to accommodate all delegations in one hotel in a quarantine. All the participants will undergo PCR test, first on arrival before being taken to their hotels. Another test will be conducted before they compete on each day of the tournament.

What is the connection between the IJF World Judo Masters Doha 2021 and IJF World Judo Championships in 2023?

Each tournament has its advantages. The IJF World Judo Masters Doha 2021 brings together the top and best world-ranking players, and it is the second most important event in the IJF calendar after the IJF World Judo Championships. Both are very significant events in which players get valuable points for the Olympic Games.

How are you preparing for the IJF World Judo Championships 2023?

IJF World Judo Masters Doha 2021 will act as a rehearsal event for the bigger IJF World Judo Championships 2023. With the support of the QOC, we will be ready for the big event which will involve more than 1000 male and female athletes.

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