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Karate commemorates one year of history-changing moment


A year ago, millions of Karate enthusiasts around the world were expectant in front of TVs and computer screens hoping for the moment that they had been waiting for so long, the moment that would forever change the discipline. When the IOC President Thomas Bach announced the inclusion of the sport in the programme of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Karate world burst with joy. The ancient discipline would never be the same.

August 3rd 2016 was the date when Karate’s Olympic dreams came true. The Karate family relives now the ground-breaking moment of August 3rd 2016 and celebrates the first anniversary of the day that changed the sport.

“It was a moment of great joy and it will be on our minds forever. After so many years and such a long process, we were finally able to give very good news to the world of Karate” declared WKF President Antonio Espinós after the announcement. The decision was taken at the 129th Session of the International Olympic Committee which was held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

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