Judo question: Why do some athletes have their names removed?

Watching lots of Judo here in Tokyo. I’ve been asking, but nobody knows why some people have their names and country removed from their name-tag-iron-on things.

Anyone know?

Good question! no one knows?

Too many trips through the washing machine?

It seems totally random. I don’t get it and nobody (that I’ve asked) has any idea. It’s driving me nuts. Haven’t seen it for a few bouts, so it’s bound to happen soon…

Go Japan! Masae Ueno is awesome.

I think maybe their uniform got damaged and ripped so they gave out a loaner. This is based on the fact that it seems to be the losers with the no-namers.