Go back

World Judo Championships – Doha 2023 Press Conference Announces Event’s Kickoff

Doha, May 2, 2023 – On Tuesday, the Local Organizing Committee of the World Judo Championships - Doha 2023 held a press conference to update the public on the latest preparations for the tournament. The event will take place from May 7-14 at Ali bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Arena, featuring 668 athletes from 99 countries.

During the conference, the committee provided a comprehensive overview of its readiness to host the event. This included arrangements for accommodation, transportation, security, logistics, opening ceremony, and promotion. Khalid bin Hamad Al Attiyah, Vice president of the Local Organizing Committee, expressed his pride in Qatar's hosting of the global event, stating “The World Judo Championships - Doha 2023 are an occasion to welcome the world's most prominent and talented athletes in one of the world's most popular sports. We thank His Excellency Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani, Chairman of the Organizing Committee and President of the Qatar Olympic Committee, for his unwavering support and supervision.”

The head of the sports committee for the championships, Mr. Eid Ali Al Muraikhi emphasized the significance of the competition for Qatari athletes, saying: "Our dedicated team has worked to ensure a successful championship, and we hope that our national team will score the points that enable them to qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games to be held in Paris."

The press conference concluded with the organizing committee's review of the facilities, services, and events provided to the media and the public during the tournament. This included the opening ceremony, accompanying events, and dedicated media center and working areas.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit