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Karate in the 2023 European Games

September 15, 2020 Leave a comment
Karate in the 2023 European Games

Karate has been added to the list of sports of the 2023 European Games. The European Olympic Committees (EOC) announced Sunday the tentative sports programme of the third edition of the European Games, which will be held in Krakow-MaÅ‚opolska (Poland). Karate, with its two modalities Kata and Kumite, was included in the competition calendar of the 2023 European Games as the sport is poised to continue causing a sensation at Europe’s biggest multi-sport event. 

Karate has been added to the list of sports of the 2023 European Games. The European Olympic Committees (EOC) announced Sunday the tentative sports programme of the third edition of the European Games, which will be held in Krakow-MaÅ‚opolska (Poland). Karate, with its two modalities Kata and Kumite, was included in the tentative competition calendar of the 2023 European Games as the sport is poised to continue causing a sensation at Europe’s biggest multi-sport event.

The 2023 European Games is tentatively scheduled for June 9 to 25, 2023 in Krakow-Małopolska (Poland), with 23 disciplines included in the list of the event.

Just as it occurred in the two previous editions of the European Games, which were held in Baku (Azerbaijan) in 2015 and in Minsk (Belarus) in 2019, Karate will be represented by its two modalities, Kata and Kumite. No less than 96 athletes from 38 countries participated at the Karate competition of the 2019 European Games with 23 nations taking home medals.

“We are pleased to be included in the sports programme of the 2023 European Games. We are fully committed to making the European Games a success, as we have done in the two previous editions of the event. We are convinced that karate can be a remarkable asset to the 2023 European Games in Krakow-MaÅ‚opolska, and we can’t wait to start working alongside the organising committee and the Polish Karate Union led by Pawel Poltorzecki to showcase all the values of our sport there. We are delighted to continue our association with the EOC, and we hope to continue bringing a great added value to the organisation in years to come,” said EKF and WKF President Antonio Espinós.

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Karate 1 Premier League Moscow postponed

September 4, 2020 Leave a comment

Karate 1 Premier League Moscow postponed to 11-13 december

Provisional WKF calendar 2021

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WKF Ranking Commission has update the WKF Ranking Rules

July 28, 2020 Leave a comment

Following the Covid-19 outbreak and its significant impact on the sporting activites – thus also the WKF ranking, the WKF Ranking Commission has worked on the necessary updates of the WKF Ranking Rules, already approved by the WKF EC. The implementation of these rules has now been done and you can find the complete updated version here, together with the FAQ document.

Karate 1 Premier League Moscow postponed 2020

July 22, 2020 Leave a comment

The World Karate Federation regrets to inform that the 2020 Karate 1-Premier League Moscow has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The World Karate Federation regrets to inform that the 2020 Karate 1-Premier League Moscow has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event was scheduled to be held in the Russian capital from October 2 to 4. However, the situation caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and the progress of the epidemic around the world does not provide the required guarantees for the celebration of the event with the adequate safety measures for fans, athletes, and staff members. Therefore, the tournament has been postponed to take place in Moscow by the end of the year.

The health and well-being of the athletes and all other participants are the top priorities of the WKF. Karate’s international governing body will continue monitoring the situation to ensure the best conditions for all the parties involved.

The Karate 1-Premier League Moscow was the last event of the year in Karate’s first-class series of international events. After the celebration of the tournaments in Paris (France), Dubai (UAE) and Salzburg (Austria), the competitions in Rabat (Morocco) and Madrid (Spain) had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. The event in Moscow is now postponed to a date yet to be confirmed.

Dakar 2022 Youth Olympic Games postponed until 2026

July 15, 2020 Leave a comment

The 2022 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Dakar have been pushed back by four years to 2026, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced.

Amid widespread disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, IOC President Thomas Bach said the organisation had mutually agreed to postpone the first Olympic event to be held in Africa following a request from Senegal President Macky Sall. Read more…

Latest updates to the 2020 WKF Calendar

July 8, 2020 Leave a comment

We would like to inform you about the latest updates to the 2020 WKF Calendar, with the necessary cancellation of events due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

June-July 2020 / WKF Youth Camp & Youth League in Porec, Croatia: CANCELLED
Despite the proposal to postpone the event for a later date, the activities foreseen in Porec have now been cancelled for this year 2020 as the current circumstances still do not make the organization of this event possible.

September 2020 / Karate 1 – Youth League in Monterrey, Mexico: CANCELLED
November 2020 / FISU World University Karate Championships in Brasilia, Brazil: CANCELLED by the International University Sports Federation (FISU)

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Postpone the next edition of the World Championships to 2021.

June 23, 2020 Leave a comment

The Executive Committee of the World Karate Federation met Monday via videoconference to streamline the roadmap of the organisation amid the current challenging circumstances caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus.

The Executive Committee of the World Karate Federation met Monday via videoconference to streamline the roadmap of the organisation amid the current challenging circumstances caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus.

Far-reaching decisions were taken in the meeting which was chaired by WKF President Antonio Espinós. The Executive Committee decided to postpone the next edition of the World Championships to 2021. Karate’s biggest event, which had been scheduled to be held later this year in Dubai (UAE) will take place in the same venue in November 2021 due to the uncertain situation produced by the COVID-19 epidemic. WKF’s governing body agreed to reschedule the tournament in order to guarantee the well-being and safety of athletes, staff members and fans. Consequently, the WKF Congress which was planned to be held in Dubai in November will also be postponed to 2021. Read more…

Tokyo 2020 chief says Olympic Games will be simplified after postponement

June 11, 2020 Leave a comment
Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto has said the rescheduled Olympics will be a "simplified Games" ©Getty Images

Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto has said the rescheduled Olympics will be a “simplified Games” with the official claiming 200 ideas are being considered on how to achieve this and reduce costs.

Tokyo 2020 presented to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board virtually today, with the meeting billed as outlining its positioning, principles for re-planning, and a roadmap to the Games in 2021.

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Positioning, principles and roadmap to the Games following postponement

June 10, 2020 Leave a comment
MORI Yoshiro, Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President and MUTO Toshiro, Tokyo 2020 CEO at a press conference in Tokyo, 10 June 2020
MORI Yoshiro, Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President and MUTO Toshiro, Tokyo 2020 CEO at a press conference in Tokyo, 10 June 2020
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