To qualify for the Olympics Games, Canadian athletes have now to compete against other athletes from around the world. For the London Games, the International Judo Federation established a qualifying process that started in 2010 and that will have the athletes compete over a period of two years in a series of Tournaments around the world in which they will be able, depending on their performance and tournament level, to accumulate points in the international ranking system. Only the best five tournament results of the first year (the first year counting only for 50%) and the best tournament results of the second year will count for the final ranking. For the women, the 14 best athletes according to the world ranking, with limits of one participant per country, will qualify for the Olympics. On the men side, giving the same rule of one participant per country, only the best 22 athletes in the World , according to the world ranking, will qualify. A few additional spots will be offered through continental quotas.
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