In May 1882 Jigoro Kano was inspired by traditional forms of combat to create a method of physical, intellectual and moral education, which he named judo. Initially considered as a self-defence system, judo is step by step recognized for its educational value, its benefits for the development of the body and the character. Judo became an Olympic sport in the Tokyo Games in 1964, and thus became universal. The International Judo Federation today brings together more than 200 national federations and 5 continental unions.
The ITA is supporting IJF with the delivery of their anti-doping program since August 2018.
IJF currently delegates the services highlighted in blue to the ITA: