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6th International Turkish Kick Boxing European Cup

The 6th International Turkish Kickboxing European Cup, which was part of the WAKO 2021 Calendar, was held from 08-11 April 2021.  There were 388 clubs, 1500 athletes, over 300 trainers, referees and administrators from 15 countries in participation.  The tournament was held according to the European Cup pandemic guidelines.  All participants had to have proof of a Covid-19 test before entering the hotel, and those with negative results were permitted to participate in the tournament. WAKO IF President, Mr. Roy Baker spoke at the opening ceremony. The 6th International Turkish Kickboxing European Cup is the first WAKO event held in a long time due to the pandemic.  Mr. Salim Kayici, WAKO IF Vice President, WAKO Europe Vice President and the Turkish Kickboxing Federation President, thanked Mr. Roy Baker and all the participating countries, and clubs for their support of this event.

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Best Regards,
Salim KAYICI

WAKO IF Vice President

WAKO Europe Vice President

Turkish Kickboxing Federation President

WADA LAUNCHES 'SPEAK UP!' IN SPANISH AND ENCOURAGES CONFIDENTIAL SOURCES TO REPORT DOPING MISCONDUCT

logo en2xMontreal, 31 March 2021 – In another boost for athletes and others with information on doping misconduct in sport, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that its secure, digital whistleblower platform 'Speak Up!is now available in Spanish, in addition to English and French. 'Rompe el Silencio!' is intended for potential Spanish-speaking informants and whistleblowers (confidential sources) to report possible Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) under the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), non-compliance violations under the Code, or any act or omission that could undermine the fight against doping in sport. 'Rompe el silencio!' – which includes a secure app for iPhone and Android devices – is now available on the App Store and Google Play.

WADA Director, Intelligence and Investigations, Gunter Younger said: "WADA is pleased to launch 'Rompe el Silencio!' to cater to Spanish-speaking athletes and other potential informants or whistleblowers who wish to report suspicious activity to WADA. Confidential sources are the lifeblood of investigations. Since the launch of WADA's 'Speak Up!' Program and platform in March 2017, WADA's Intelligence & Investigations Department has triggered hundreds of cases stemming directly from intelligence received from confidential sources. These cases range from allegations against individual athletes or support personnel, to complex cases involving systemic anti-doping mismanagement, non-compliance and/or corruption.

"The success of the 'Speak Up!' Program not only highlights the increasing importance of investigations in delivering justice, but also the vital role of informants and whistleblowers to the global anti-doping system. These individuals, whose identities will never be revealed publicly by WADA, are directly responsible for hundreds of intelligence disclosures that have been actioned by the Agency's Confidential Information Unit and each have contributed to protecting the integrity of sport worldwide. Before they come forward, confidential sources need to feel comfortable, secure and reassured. One way of ensuring that happens is being able to interact with them in their own language, which is why WADA has now added Spanish, in addition to English and French."

Anyone who detects, identifies, witnesses, knows or has reasonable grounds to suspect that doping-related misconduct has occurred, is encouraged to 'Speak Up!'. It is, however, important to note the distinction between an informant and a whistleblower as these statuses do trigger different rights and responsibilities. Any person reporting misconduct to WADA will be considered an informant. The informant may decide not to pursue further cooperation with the Agency once they have provided information. An informant can become a whistleblower if both WADA and the informant agree to cooperate further. In this case, WADA and the informant will enter into a formal whistleblower agreement, which offers additional rights as outlined within WADA's current Whistleblower Program Policy.

WADA's Whistleblower Program Policy was first approved by WADA's Foundation Board in November 2016. It formalizes the legal framework and outlines what the Agency will provide in terms of support, confidentiality, protection, and other elements, as well as, the way to go about raising concerns and how they would be investigated by WADA. It is re-evaluated on a continual basis to ensure that it meets international best practice and appropriately addresses the needs of confidential sources.

For more information about 'Rompe el Silencio!' and 'Speak Up!', please visit the Speak Up! website, which can be accessed via WADA's website

'ROMPE EL SILENCIO!' IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE APP STORE AND GOOGLE PLAY

WADA PUBLISHES 'LIVE' WEBINAR SCHEDULE FOR APRIL

Montreal, 29 March 2021

logo en2xToday, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes the Agency's 'live' webinar schedule for April, which encompasses all webinars being offered; in particular, as part of WADA's:

Unless otherwise noted, the webinars are being hosted in English only.
 

Table of events
 

To register, please simply view the registration instructions in the 'To register' sections of the above table.
 
Please note that on an ongoing basis, WADA will communicate its evolving live webinar schedule and prompt stakeholders to register and participate.
 
Should you have any questions regarding the above, please contact Ms. Selva Balasingam, WADA Communications Coordinator, at: selva.balasingam@wada-ama.org.
 
Best regards,
 
World Anti-Doping Agency

European Universities Games will not be held in Belgrade this July

To: WAKO Europe members

Dear All,

Eusa220x130With great regret and sadness I would like to inform you that one of the most important events for WAKO Europe this year, EUSA University Games, are cancelled.
The decision was made by EUSA due to complicated situation with COVID-19 pandemic which still affects all aspects of our life including our sport.
Please, receive attached official statement made by EUSA President, Mr. Adam Roczek.
We hope that, maybe, there will be possibility to have Games in latter stage this year.
We will keep you informed.
With best regards,

Mr Istvan Kiraly
WAKO Europe Acting President

 

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Happy 8th of March

Dear WAKO members,

Today is March 8th the International Women’s Day.

Herewith attached you can find some material containing a message from WAKO President, please feel free to share this poster on your social media and web platforms.

Best regards,

Barbara Falsoni
WAKO Administration
www.wako.sport

 

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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)
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