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Surface that measures 46 ft x 52 ft and is used for practicing judo; it is made up of smaller mat squares (tatamis).
mat scoreboard medical team judge scorers and timekeepers safety area contest area referee contestant danger area

scoreboard click to hear

Board that displays various data about the contest taking place (such as points and penalties); there are two scoreboards, one manual and one electronic, in each contest area.

medical team click to hear

Physicians tend to the judokas in the event of injury; their presence is mandatory and they may end a bout in the event of serious injury.

judge click to hear

One of the two officials who assist the referee; they check especially that the holds are allowable and take place within the bounds of the contest area.

scorers and timekeepers click to hear

The scorers show the results on the scoreboards and the timekeepers monitor the time during the bout.

safety area click to hear

Surface that is 10 ft wide and surrounds the danger area; it provides safety if the contestant if thrown out of the contest area.

contest area click to hear

Area on which the bout takes place; it includes the danger area, measures 26 x 33 ft and has lines to indicate the positions of the judokas at the start and end of the bout.

referee click to hear

Official who enforces the rules and directs the bout on the mat; this individual is assisted by the two judges.

contestant click to hear

One of two athletes (here, judokas) who confront each other in a bout; contestants are classified into weight categories.

danger area click to hear

Red band that is 3.2 ft wide; it delimits and is part of the contest area.