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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 qualification system revised

March 3, 2021 Leave a comment

The qualification system for the Karate event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been revised. 

The qualification system for the Karate event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been revised to include the different contingency plans regarding the celebration of the pending qualifying tournaments. 

In coordination with the International Olympic Committee, the update of the qualification system for the Karate competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been now published. Since the coronavirus pandemic continues having an impact on Karate events, it was essential to present different alternatives in the case that the upcoming scheduled tournaments are affected by the epidemic.

As it was previously announced, the Olympic qualifying events which could not be celebrated in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic were moved to the 2021 season. These events are the Karate 1-Premier League Rabat, the EKF Senior Championships, and the Tokyo 2020 Qualification Tournament. Following the postponement of these tournaments, the 2021 Karate 1-Premier League Rabat is now scheduled to take place from April 9 to 11, the 2021 EKF Senior Championships is set to take place in Porec (Croatia) from May 19 to 23, and the Tokyo 2020 Qualification Tournament is slated for June, 11-13 in Paris (France).  

CLICK HERE to go to all the information regarding the updates of the 2021 qualifying events.

Moreover, additional details are being published to provide further information on the qualification pathway by Olympic Standing. As it was communicated in the Karate qualification system for Tokyo 2020, the four highest-ranked athletes per gender and category in the Olympic Standing as of May 2021 will be allocated one quota place. Now, specific information is being shared for clarification especially in terms of the merging categories.

CLICK HERE to go to all the information on the qualification by Olympic Standing and the merging of categories.

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Karate 1 Youth League Limassol postponed 2021

February 13, 2021 Leave a comment

The Karate 1-Youth League in Limassol (Cyprus) has been postponed due to the development of the coronavirus around the world

The Karate 1-Youth League in Limassol (Cyprus) has been postponed due to the development of the coronavirus around the world. The event is now scheduled to be held from June 4 to 6, 2021.

One of the most anticipated events of the season for youngsters, the opening event of the year of the 2021 Karate 1-Youth League had been initially slated for May 2021. However, the epidemiologic situation worldwide due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the postponement of the event.

With the wellbeing and safety of competitors in mind, and in coordination with the local authorities, the tournament has been moved now to June 4 to 6. The event in Limassol will kick off the season of Karate’s first-class series of international competitions for youngsters. In addition to Limassol, the event will have stops in Porec (Croatia), Istanbul (Turkey) and Venice (Italy).

Limassol hosted a Karate 1-Youth League tournament for the first time in 2019. No less than 1500 young athletes from 59 countries participated in the event. The Cypriot city was set to host a new edition of the event in 2020 but the competition was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

MEDITERRANEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS ALSO RESCHEDULED

Additionally, it was also confirmed that the 2021 Mediterranean Karate Championships to be held in Nicosia (Cyprus) has also been postponed. Initially scheduled to take place in March, the tournament moves now to October 22 to 24.

The best karatekas from Mediterranean countries will gather now in Nicosia in October with one month to go to the World Championships in Dubai

Bulletin of Karate 1 Premier League Rabat 2021

February 9, 2021 Leave a comment

56th EKF European Senior Karate Championships – Porec, Croatia 2021

February 3, 2021 Leave a comment

Bulletin Karate 1 Premier League Istanbul 2021

January 22, 2021 Leave a comment

Karate 1 Premier League calendar updated 2021

January 20, 2021 Leave a comment
Karate 1 Premier League calendar updated

The competition calendar of the 2021 Karate 1-Premier League has been updated due to the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic

The competition calendar of the 2021 Karate 1-Premier League has been updated due to the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Istanbul replaces Baku as the host of one of the events of the 2021 Karate 1-Premier League, while the tournament in Lisbon is postponed to April.

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