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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

European Cup Karlovac Open - report

Karlovac Open 2021 – European Cup – 1. Memorial of Mihael Javorović 

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In the period from 28 to 30 May 2021 European Cup "Karlovac Open 2021." was held in Karlovac, which brought together 1713 competitors from 27 countries and 111 clubs. The competition was held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Tourism and Sport of Croatia, Ministry of defense of Croatia,  the Croatian Olympic Committee, and with support from local community, and organized by the Croatian kickboxing Federation and Kickboxing club "Tigar", as executive organizer (Mr. Zoran Cicvara)

The competition was held in two sports halls in order to achieve the highest quality. In the big sports hall there were fights on the 8 tatamies, in the tatami disciplines (Point Fighting, Light Contact and Kick Light ), while in the another sport hall a competition was held in 2 rings, in disciplines (Low Kick, Full Contact and K-1).

On the first day of the competition, on Friday, May 28, beginners fight in Point fighting, and it was held qualification in ring sport.

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On the second day of the competition, on Saturday, May 29, a lot of competition (in point fighting) was held in the city sport hall, while at the same time a fights in ring disciplines was held in the gymnasium hall - qualifications in all ring disciplines.

On the third day of the competition on Sunday May 30 were held in the city sport hall of the light contact and Kick light disciplines, while the finals of all categories in the ring disciplines were held in the smaller gymnasium sport hall.

The competition ended without any serious injury, which can be thanked to very high-quality judges - more than 70 judges and referees from almost all participated countries (chief referee for tatami sports was Bris Pavičić form Croatia, and chief referees for ring sports were Tomislav Novosel from Croatia) who have done their job at a very high level of professionalism. The WAKO tehnical director Romeo Deša has prepared the competition program so well that, despite a very large number of competitors and fights, each day the competition ended around 8 pm.

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AUSTRIA   5
BELARUS  2
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA  67
BULGARIA  463
CROATIA  204
CZECH REPUBLIC  39
FRANCE  8
FRANCE  46
GREECE 2
HUNGARY 251
ISRAEL 103
ITALY 14
KYRGYZSTAN 10
LATVIA 2
LITHUANIA 12
MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF 93
MONTENEGRO 4
NORTH  MACEDONIA 5
POLAND 58
PORTUGAL 6
ROMANIA 56
RUSSIAN FEDERATION 7
SERBIA 45
SLOVAKIA 5
SLOVENIA 77
SPAIN 7
UKRAINE 122

 

   MEDAL  STATISTIC  -BY COUNTRIES  -
  1. BULGARIA                     114        84       119           317
  2. HUNGARY                        52        56         68           176
  3. UKRAINE                          35       26          27             88
  4. CROATIA                          30       48          65           143
  5. ISRAEL                             18       24          17             59
  6. MOLDOVA                        18       14         29              61
  7. SERBIA                             13       13           9              35
  8. SLOVENIA                        12        11        23              46
  9. CZECH REPUBLIC          10         6           7             23
  10. POLAND                            7          9         25             41

 

WADA TO HOLD MORE REGIONAL 'LIVE' WEBINARS IN JUNE

Montreal, 24 May 2021 

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

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

 Get a complete list on this link

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: .

Best regards,

World Anti-Doping Agency

 

NOC and WAKO meeting in Hungary

Istvan Kiraly WAKO Europe Acting President visited Mr Krisztián Kulcsár today, President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee. We had a pleasant and friendly discussion about the upcoming finalization of the IOC recognition. The President of the Hungarian Olympic Committee assured me that he will assist and support WAKO in its endeavors. He praised our sport and WAKO seriously.  

NOC Hungary 2021

WADA’s 2021 Play True Day Campaign reaches over 87 million people

logo en2xMontreal, 19 April 2021 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is proud to announce that its 2021 Play True Day Campaign – centered around the theme "What does Play True mean to you?" – reached over 87 million people around the globe. The campaign, which took place on 9 April, once again saw athletes, National and Regional Anti-Doping Organizations, Sports Federations, governments, Major Event Organizers and other stakeholders from the global anti-doping community unite in celebration of the Play True message.
 
Since 2014, in April of every year, WADA and the anti-doping community worldwide have celebrated 'Play True Day' – a day that is dedicated to raising awareness among athletes, the sporting public and others about the importance of protecting Clean Sport.
 
WADA President Witold Bańka said: "Thank you to all who took part in WADA's 2021 Play True Day Campaign. It is amazing that the clean sport message was shared with over 87 million people worldwide. This demonstrates what we can achieve when the anti-doping community unites towards our common goal of a healthy sporting environment. WADA is very grateful to all who embraced the spirit of the day and stood shoulder to shoulder with us as we encouraged everyone to Play True. It is this unified and collegial approach that must prevail as we work together towards a world of clean sport. I look forward to continuing to work with all of our stakeholders as WADA engages and collaborates with everyone involved in anti-doping to increase support, unity and coherence in our collective efforts."

To highlight the success of this year's campaign, WADA has created a Play True Day 2021 recap video, which showcases stakeholder celebrations around the world through their photos, videos and campaigns on social media.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpDoxtqDWU0

WADA Director General Olivier Niggli said: "I too was thrilled to see such an immense mobilization by athletes and the global anti-doping community for Play True Day 2021. I wish to thank all our partners, as well as WADA's employees, for this fantastic result. Such efforts are at the very core of WADA's mission to lead a collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport. The 2021 campaign was once again carried out in a socially distanced fashion due to COVID-19, but I truly hope that 2022 will allow us to gather again in person to build bridges and unite efforts to protect athletes and the integrity of sport."
 
WADA Athlete Committee Chair, Ben Sandford said: "On behalf of WADA's Athlete Committee, I would like to thank everyone who took part in Play True Day 2021 – especially our fellow athletes. It was wonderful to see so many athletes of different sports, nationalities, ages and levels come together to let the world know what playing true means to them. The global anti-doping system involves many people and many component parts; however, ultimately it is athletes – through their choice to play true – that are the front line in protecting clean sport."
 
WADA takes this opportunity to invite stakeholders to "Save the Date" for next year's Play True Day, which will take place on 8 April 2022. As was the case this year, going forward, Play True Day will be celebrated on the second Friday of April in order to accommodate as many stakeholders as possible.

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

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Istvan Kiraly (HUN)
Salim Kayici (TUR)
Francesca Falsoni (ITA)
Yury Filimonov (RUS)
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Katarszyna Kocisewska (POL)
Olga Pavlenko (UKR)
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Romeo Desa (HRV)
Tomaz Barada (SVN)
Michaela Kovacova (SVK)
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