Organization and analysis of costs related to the participation of judo athletes in international competitions during the pandemic period.


sport management


How to Cite

Koteja, P. M., Gaweł, S. and Małodobry, Z. (2023) “Organization and analysis of costs related to the participation of judo athletes in international competitions during the pandemic period”., Scientific Journal of Bielsko-Biala School of Finance and Law. Bielsko-Biała, PL, 27(3), pp. 92–96. doi: 10.19192/wsfip.sj3.2023.14.


The COVID-19 pandemic, emerging a century after the Spanish flu, posed unprecedented challenges to global health and various sectors, including sports. This article examines the profound impact of the pandemic on the sport of judo, exploring the adaptations, protocols, and challenges faced by the International Judo Federation (IJF), athletes, and organizers. The study analyzes the dynamics of the virus, preventive measures, and the development of judo-specific protocols, highlighting the need for a collective global response. Unique challenges faced by judo athletes, coaches, and organizers are discussed, including changes in training processes, isolation measures, and the economic impact on the sports industry. The study presents a detailed overview of the IJF's COVID-19 protocol, encompassing vaccination requirements, testing procedures, and entry conditions for participants. The judo community's response to the pandemic is contextualized within the broader context of global sports, emphasizing the need for innovative solutions and collaborative efforts. The article concludes with a comprehensive analysis of the financial implications of the pandemic on judo competitions, revealing a substantial increase in costs due to health and safety protocols. The global economic impact on the sports industry is outlined, emphasizing the need for targeted assistance and the exploration of digital solutions.


Kałucka S. Grypa – etiologia, epidemiologia, prewencja i leczenie w 2020 roku. GERIATRIA 2020; 14: 107-117.

Lima, M., Siokas, V., Aloizou, AM. et al. Unraveling the Possible Routes of SARS-COV-2 Invasion into the Central Nervous System. Curr Treat Options Neurol 22, 37 (2020).

Wang, H., Li, X., Li, T. et al. The genetic sequence, origin, and diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 39, 1629–1635 (2020).

Zawilska, J. B., Kuczyńska, K., Gawior, M., Kosiorek, M., Dąbrowska, K., Dominiak, Z., Baranowska, A., Skorupska, G., Sujecka, A., Michalak, K., Rojek, A., Bakowicz, A., Kowalczyk, W., Wojciechowska, A., Bęczkowska, W., & Maj, P. (2021). Szczepionki i leki stosowane w terapii COVID-19. Farmacja Polska, 77, 178–192.

Kashte, S., Gulbake, A., El-Amin III, S.F. et al. COVID-19 vaccines: rapid development, implications, challenges and future prospects. Human Cell 34, 711–733 (2021).

Rotshild, V., Hirsh-Raccah, B., Miskin, I. et al. Comparing the clinical efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Sci Rep 11, 22777 (2021).

Morales J, Fukuda DH, Garcia V, Pierantozzi E, Curto C, Martínez-Ferrer JO, Gómez AM, Carballeira E, Guerra-Balic M. Behavioural Improvements in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder after Participation in an Adapted Judo Programme Followed by Deleterious Effects during the COVID-19 Lockdown. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(16):8515.

de Souza, W.M., Buss, L.F., Candido, D.d.S. et al. Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the COVID-19 epidemic in Brazil. Nat Hum Behav 4, 856–865 (2020).

Peckham, H., de Gruijter, N.M., Raine, C. et al. Male sex identified by global COVID-19 meta-analysis as a risk factor for death and ITU admission. Nat Commun 11, 6317 (2020).

Manoucher Teymouri, Samaneh Mollazadeh, Hamed Mortazavi, Zari Naderi Ghale-noie, Vahideh Keyvani, Farzaneh Aghababaei, Michael R Hamblin, Ghasem Abbaszadeh-Goudarzi, Hossein Pourghadamyari, Seyed Mohammad Reza Hashemian, Hamed Mirzaei, Recent advances and challenges of RT-PCR tests for the diagnosis of COVID-19, Pathology - Research and Practice, Volume 221, 2021,

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Copyright (c) 2023 Piotr Michał Koteja, Sylwester Gaweł, Zbigniew Małodobry


Download data is not yet available.