The heavyweights lined up for the final day of the Doha Masters, with 10-time World Champion Teddy Riner happy to be among them.
The opening event of the 2021 judo season is underway in Doha: the invitation-only World Masters, where the highest-ranked judokas in each weight category battle it out for top spot.
It is the first step towards ending a diplomatic crisis that has deeply divided regional allies since 2017.
The country has done a deal with Volkswagen Group to provide autonomous vehicles for large and small groups.
The IAAF has installed cameras into starting blocks to capture the moments leading up to the starting pistol, but athletes say such an angle is "unpleasant".
Qatar, which will withdraw from OPEC in January 2019, is the first Gulf country to leave the bloc of oil-producing nations
Saudi Arabia has denied allegations by the governing bodies of world tennis that a television channel illegally showing matches is based in the kingdom.
The Salwa border between Qatar and Saudi Arabia for pilgrims travelling to Mecca for the Hajj in the first sign of compromise in a long-running diplomatic stand-off.
After Neymar met delirious fans at PSG, it's been revealed that he will miss his first game with the football club
Foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain said they are ready for a dialogue with Qatar if it shows a willingness to fight terrorism.
Adel Al-Jubeir added that "The Qataris know exactly whats required from them" to stop the current crisis
Qatar and US sign deal to cooperate over combating terrorism funding but Doha's critics keep up their sanctions
The four Arab states leading the boycott against Qatar say its refusal to meet their demands represents a threat to regional security.
A closer look at the 13 demands made by the four Arab states.
Qatar's foreign minister has arrived in Kuwait with a handwritten response to demands by four Arab nations