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Reaction to Tokyo 2020 qualification system

May 27, 2020 Leave a comment


German karate chief understands mixed reaction to revised Tokyo 2020 qualification system
German Karate Federation (DKV) President Wolfgang Weigert has admitted he feels sorry for athletes who may be forced to re-qualify for Tokyo 2020, but claimed the revised system was fair to all competitors.

The World Karate Federation (WKF) announced its updated qualification process for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games last week.
It supersedes the previous process, under which 40 karatekas secured their spot at the Games.
Weigert, a vice-president of the WKF, said “two hearts beat in my chest” regarding the impact of the revised system on German karatekas.
World champion Jonathan Horne was among the qualifiers in the men’s over-84 kilograms kumite division, but he will now have to re-secure his Olympic berth.

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Japan to “redo” Olympic qualification for Tokyo 2020 in two karate divisions
Two Japanese karatekas are set to be forced to rebook their places at the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the World Karate Federation (WKF) revised its qualification process for the Games.
According to Kyodo News, a senior official at the Japan Karate Federation (JKF) said the organisation would “redo” Olympic qualification in two kumite categories following the announcement from the WKF.
Masao Kagawa, chairman of the JKF Development Committee, said the men’s under-67 kilograms and women’s under-61kg divisions would be affected.
It means Naoto Sago, who qualified in the under-67kg class, and women’s under-61kg athlete Mayumi Someya will have to qualify again for Tokyo 2020, postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Both had been selected for the Japanese team after events which contributed to Tokyo 2020 qualifying were cancelled.
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Bach acknowledges Tokyo 2020 would be cancelled if not held in 2021

May 21, 2020 Leave a comment


By Michael Pavitt
Thomas Bach has acknowledged that Tokyo 2020 would be cancelled should the Olympic Games not be held in 2021, while the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President confirmed that different scenarios are being considered over the potential impact of coronavirus on the postponed event.

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Revised Qualification System (QS) of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

May 20, 2020 Leave a comment



CLICK HERE to go to the updated Olympic Qualification System.

CLICK HERE to go to the revised Qualification System document.

RELATED: WKF Athletes Commission backs revision of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification System

56th EKF European Senior Karate Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden 2021

May 19, 2020 Leave a comment

Youth Camp & Youth League in Porec – Durban Series A

April 15, 2020 Leave a comment

We have been timely informing you of the updates in the WKF Calendar, closely monitoring the worldwide situation and in close cooperation with the hosts of each event. In line with this we would like to now give you an update on the following events:


a) WKF Youth Camp & Youth League in Porec – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
with the information that we have gathered as of today, it is necessary to postpone the event. We will continue to monitor the overall developments of the ongoing impact of COVID-19. On a later stage, the situation will be reevaluated and, if possible, the event will be rescheduled in 2021. More information will follow when available.


b) WKF Karate 1 – Series A in Durban – CANCELLED
The host of the event has informed us today of the cancellation of this event, which we hereby confirm to all of you

Please note that, as usual, these updates will also be reflected on the WKF Calendar on our website for easy access.

IOC RELEASES REVISED OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020 QUALIFICATION PRINCIPLES

April 10, 2020 Leave a comment


AS PART OF THE WORK OF THE “HERE WE GO” TASK FORCE CURRENTLY ADDRESSING THE LIST OF QUESTIONS RAISED BY THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) QUALIFICATION TASK FORCE HAS APPROVED A SERIES OF AMENDMENTS TO THE TOKYO 2020 QUALIFICATION SYSTEM PRINCIPLES.

The revision has been made to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent finalisation of the new dates of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, replacing the previous version approved by the IOC Executive Board in July 2017.

The Qualification Principles are the reference for all the qualification systems, which are the regulations established by International Federations (IFs) that vary between each sport (and sports discipline, where applicable).

The qualification systems consist of rules, procedures and criteria for participation in the competitions of the Olympic Games, in line with the Olympic Charter, and are approved by the IOC Executive Board.

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Tokyo 2020

March 30, 2020 Leave a comment
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