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BREAKING NEWS: 20 SPORTS NOW CONFIRMED FOR EUROPEAN GAMES 2023 WITH ADDITION OF KICKBOXING AND BEACH SOCCER

Dear WAKO members,

 

The European Olympic Committees (EOC) announce the inclusion of kickboxing and beach soccer onto the sport programme of the European Games Krakow-Malopolska 2023.

Kickboxing under the government of WAKO, which has recently received full Olympic status, is exciting, modern, contact sport which is already part of the Asian Games, African Games, World Games and Combat Games, so the inclusion into the European Games was a natural next step.

The World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (WAKO) has experienced significant growth over the past decade and at European Games in Poland we will see 128 athletes competing for medals in both ring (full contact) and tatami (point fighting and light contact) disciplines.

"I am delighted at the inclusion of the sport of kickboxing into the official programme of the European Games 2023. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the EOC and local organising committees for making our inclusion possible. It continues our vision to showcase the very best athletes in Europe and share the positive and material values our sport has on the lives of people and the wider community that surrounds them,” said WAKO President Roy Baker (IRL).

EOC President Spyros Capralos (GRE) was delighted to welcome sport on board for 2023. “Beach soccer has already been a success at our Games and its party-like atmosphere is again likely to make it a must-see sport for everyone in Poland. With kickboxing, they have a clear vision for the development of their sport and have been creating opportunities for their top athletes globally. We are excited to see them at our Games and look forward to having another modern and exciting sport being showcased at the continental level.”

Chair of the European Games Coordination Commission Hasan Arat (TUR) praised all those involved in bringing the two sports to Krakow-Malopolska. “We have been in discussions with both sports for a number of months and all sides are very pleased that we can officially confirm their participation for the Games in 2023. We are really building an interesting and diverse sports programme and are confident that it will prove popular across the continent.”

WAKO Vice President and WAKO Europe acting President Istvan Kiraly (HUN) expressed his satisfaction after negotiations with EOC has been finished: “We are excited to work with the EOC and local organizing committees toward a common sustainable vision, showcasing our very best athletes in European sport. To be a part of upcoming European Games 2023 is extraordinary opportunity for our athletes in disciplines: Point Fighting, Full Contact and Light Contact kickboxing.”

The European Games are the continent’s premier multi-sport event for elite athletes and are held every four years. Beach soccer and kickboxing join the sports: 3×3 basketball, archery, badminton, beach handball, boxing, canoe, cycling, karate, modern pentathlon, muay thai, padel, shooting, ski jumping, sports climbing, taekwondo, teqball, triathlon and table tennis, as sports already on the 2023 programme.

WAKO PRESS RELEASE 30.08.2021

wako eoc 2023

WAKO is full member of IOC

Dear Friends,

The WAKO Family has arrived to the point it has been waiting for and for what every WAKO member, athlete, referee, official, coach, general secretary and president and every Continental president and the past and current Presidents of the International Federation have been working on for decades.

It is a great honor to be a part of the WAKO Family these days and to hear this wonderful news that WAKO has been approved as a Full Member of the Olympic Family. On behalf of the European Kickboxing Federation, I would like to express my gratitude to Mr Roy Baker Wako President and to everyone for the work that was put into this incredible and colossal achievement.

I am absolutely proud of everyone who put efforts into this wonderful result and worked towards this goal. Now as Full Members of the Olympic Family, we are proudly and happily looking forward to the tasks the near and distant future hold for us.

I hope that this feeling of family and this amazingly cooperative friendship will last for a very long time and that together we can someday see WAKO Kickboxing on the Summer Olympic Games as well.

I warmly congratulate everyone!

Go WAKO!


Istvan Kiraly

Acting President of WAKO Europe
Vice President of WAKO
 
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WAKO European Older Cadets and Juniors Championships 2021

Dear All,

Following Invitation letter for WAKO European Older Cadets and Juniors Championships 2021 which was sent to your kind attention on July 5th, 2021, please, receive hereto attached additional documents to be used for participation on this important event.
Please, follow the procedure and be aware of the deadlines for visa request, registration, hotel booking and payments.
STEP by STEP:
As already indicated in Invitation letter please follow the instructions in order to make your participation easy and smooth.

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COUNTRIES THAT NEED VISA TO ENTER MONTENEGRO:
VISA REQUEST:
STEP 1. 
Fulfil Appendix 1, 2, 3 4 and send to  at the same time BUT not later than July 20th, 2021.
STEP 2. 
Inform Promoter about visa process until July 30th, 2021.
STEP 3. 
Execute payment of 50% of total cost for accommodation of your team, not latter than July 31st, 2021.
STEP 4. 
Cancellation and changes without penalty until August 20th, 2021.
STEP 5.
Fulfil Appendix 5 and send it to  until September 20th, 2021.
STEP 6.
Execute payment of airport transfer until October 4th, 2021.
STEP 7. 
Fulfil Appendix 6 and send it to  until October 15th, 2021.

COUNTRIES THAT DO NOT NEED VISA TO ENTER MONTENEGRO:
STEP 1.
Fulfil Appendix 3 and 4 and send to  within July 30th, 2021.
STEP 2.
Execute payment of 50% of total cost for accommodation of your team, not latter than August 6th, 2021.
STEP 3.
Cancellation and changes without penalty until August 20th, 2021.
STEP 4.
 
Fulfil Appendix 5 and send it to  until September 20th, 2021.
STEP 5.
Execute payment of airport transfer until September 30th, 2021.
STEP 6.
Fulfil Appendix 6 and send it to  until October 15th, 2021.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation. In case you need any assistance from us please, don't hesitate to contact us.

Regards,

Srdjan Bugarcic
WAKO Europe administration

Downloads:
APPENDIX 1
APPENDIX 2
APPENDIX 3
APPENDIX 4
APPENDIX 5-1
APPENDIX 5-2
APPENDIX 5-3
APPENDIX 6

WAKO Older Cadets and Juniors EC

Dear friends,

It is my pleasure and great honour to invite you to take part in WAKO Older Cadets and Juniors European Championships which will be held in Budva, Montenegro from November 5th to November 14th, 2021.
Attached you can find Official Invitation with all important information about the Championships. Official Invitation you can also find on both WAKO Europe and WAKO web pages.
According to WAKO rules and regulations the eligibility for the participation is reserved only to WAKO National Federation/Association members. 
Please, pay special attention on following:
Registration will be possible only on SPORTDATA. It is mandatory to register each participant (athlete, coach, official...) with uploading photo (passport photo) on SPORTDATA! Registration without uploaded photo of each participant will not be accepted on SPORTDATA!
OFFICIAL PROGRAM SCHEDULE must be strictly respected!
FOLLOW LATEST COVID-19 update which will be delivered to you from WAKO Europe administration!

Please, read carefully all information and if you need any assistance don't hesitate to contact us.

Looking forward to see you all in Budva!

With best regards,

Mr. Istvan Kiraly
WAKO Europe Acting President

 

INVITATION LETTER

 

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IOC Executive Board approved WAKO application for Full Recognition

Dear WAKO members,

IWGA news IOC under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee 1

 

10th of June 2021 is an historical day for WAKO.

On behalf of WAKO President Roy Baker please receive the press release herewith attached and related letter received from the IOC to your kind attention.

Please look also at the following news:
IOC Executive Board proposes full recognition of six International Federations

We did it. Congratulations WAKO!

Best regards,

Barbara Falsoni
WAKO Administration
www.wako.sport

 

Attachments:
Wako Press release
IOC Full recognition Wako

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(Mr. Srdjan Bugarcic),
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Mr Istvan Kiraly WAKO Europe Acting President

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Srđan Bugarčić
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Istvan Kiraly (HUN)
Salim Kayici (TUR)
Francesca Falsoni (ITA)
Yury Filimonov (RUS)
Nikolaus Gstattner (AUT)
Katarszyna Kocisewska (POL)
Olga Pavlenko (UKR)
Daimi Akin (NOR)
Romeo Desa (HRV)
Tomaz Barada (SVN)
Michaela Kovacova (SVK)
Michail Trantafillou (GRC)

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