In 2024 the Veterans and Kata World Championships will settle in Las Vegas. The announcement was just made by Denis Weisser, Chair of the IJF Veterans Commission.
Veterans World Championships

"Dear judo family, on behalf of the IJF Veterans’ Commission, I wish you a happy new year and please receive my best wishes for you and your families.

We are proud and happy to inform you officially that the World Veterans and Kata Championships 2024 will take place in Las Vegas, USA.

The event will be in November 2024, beginning with the veterans, followed by the kata event. More information will be published by the end of February.

Please save the dates and I hope to see you there. Viva Las Vegas!”

The last edition of the double event, veterans and kata, took place with great success in Abu Dhabi last October and November. The capital of the United Arab Emirates will also be the host city for the next senior world championships, May 2024. The 2024 veterans and kata flagship event will therefore mark the great return of world judo to American soil. While all eyes will already be on the USA, which will host the next Olympic Games (LA 2028), after those of Paris 2024, Las Vegas will sparkle with a thousand lights in the Nevada desert around the judo family.