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WADA’S 2019 ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM / WADA’S 2019 WORLD CONFERENCE ON DOPING IN SPORT

MONTREAL, 29 JUNE 2018

Dear Colleagues,

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) kindly asks its stakeholders to ‘save the dates’ for:

 * WADA’S 2019 ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM that will be held from WEDNESDAY, 13 MARCH TO THURSDAY, 14 MARCH 2019 at the SwissTech Convention Center in LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND.

logo en2xThe WADA Symposium, which is the main event on the annual global anti-doping calendar, is a unique and practical event that offers anti-doping stakeholders the opportunity to gather, interact and learn from one another. The Symposium is designed for anti-doping practitioners from International Federations, National and Regional Anti-Doping Organizations and Major Event Organizers; representatives from Governments, Athlete Commissions, WADA-accredited laboratories and Athlete Passport Management Units; as well as, other stakeholders such as the media, researchers and service providers that are integral to clean sport.

Contrary to recent years, the Symposium will be carried out over two versus three days. This is due to the fact that the Symposium agenda will primarily be focused on the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code and Standard Review in the lead up to the World Conference referenced below.

More details regarding the Symposium, including a draft agenda and logistical information, will be provided when  registration opens during the fourth quarter of 2018.

* WADA’S FIFTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON DOPING IN SPORT that will be held from TUESDAY, 5 NOVEMBER TO THURSDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2019 at the International Congress Centre in KATOWICE, POLAND. It should be
noted that on Monday, 4 November, the Agency’s Executive Committee will hold a closed meeting; and, on-site  delegate registration for the Conference will open.

Representatives from the Sport Movement, Governments and National and Regional Anti-Doping Organizations; along with, Athletes, their entourage, the media and other anti-doping experts will converge in Katowice to take stock of the evolution of Clean Sport; and, engage in high-level discussion and debate about the global anti-doping program, its practices and processes.

Among other major decisions during the Conference, WADA’s Foundation Board will approve the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code. On 4 June, WADA launched the second of a three-phase 2021 Code Review Process, which also involves review of the International Standards, for which the Agency is soliciting stakeholder feedback by 14 September 2018. Following approval during the World Conference, the revised 2021 Code and Standards will take effect on 1 January 2021.

More details regarding the World Conference, including a draft agenda and logistical information, will be provided when registration opens during the first quarter of 2019.  Please be sure to save the date(s).

Best regards,

World Anti-Doping Agency

WAKO Balkan Championships

14th WAKO Balkan Championships
Low kick, Kick light
Sarajevo, 22-24th June 2018.


GREAT CHAMPIONSHIP IN SARAJEVO

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14th WAKO Balkan kickboxing championships, held from 22-24th June 2018 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was a huge success. It was a sport summit of 8 Balkan countries, gathered to make a fantastic kickboxing championships and to strengthen the mutual relations.

The organizers, Kick boxing association of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kick boxing club “Gazija”, proved once again that are the masters of hospitality. It was high classed organized championships, all WAKO standards were fulfilled and thanks to organizers representative, general secretary of Bosnian Kickboxing association Mr. Muhamed Šabanovid, all participants have been welcomed and satisfied.

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The competition registered 210 athletes, competing in Low kick and Kick light, in junior and senior divisions. Supervisor of the competition was Mr. Srdjan Bugarcic, WAKO Organizing Committee member and WAKO Europe Secretary, director of the event was Mr. Petar Petrovic, WAKO Balkan director, the conference was in charge of Mr. Romeo Deša, WAKO Organizing Committee member, supreme controller of judges andreferees was Mr. Nedjo Bratid.

The WAKO Europe President Mr. Roy Baker was present at the opening ceremony, welcomed all participants, wishing them good fights and fair play and Mr. Vladimir Sitar, WAKO Balkan President, opened the competition. The championships showed high level of fights, especially among juniors. Not surprisingly but for sure for all praise, the juniors showed fantastic kickboxing skills and passion for fights. Very much worth mentioning were fantastic junior fighters from Macedonia.

The best athletes of the Championships were:
KICK LIGHT
Juniors
male: Mark Antonij Perkovič (SLO)
female: Ivana Radid (BiH)
Seniors
male: Filip Rizov (FYROM)
female: Jasmina Merdid (BiH)

The best team selections in Kick light at 14th Balkan Championships were:
1. Serbia (9 gold 2 silver 3 bronze medals)
2. Bosnia and Herzegovina (5 gold 4 silver 5 bronze medals)
3. FYR Macedonia (3 gold 6 silver 1 bronze medals)

LOW KICK
male:
YJ Georgi Atanasov (UL)
OJ Dimitar Stojanov (BUL)
S Boban Ilioski (FYROM)
female:
Staša Veid (SRB)
Gordana Marjanovid (SRB)

The best team selections in Low kick:
1. Serbia (20 gold 12 silver 7 bronze medals)
2. Bosnia and Herzegovina (4 gold 8 silver 5 bronze medals)
3. Bulgaria (4 gold 3 silver 6 bronze medals)

Petar Petrović
WAKO Balkan - director

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WAKO EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Dear friends,

WAKO LogoIt is my pleasure and great honour to invite you to take part in WAKO EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP in LOW KICK, K1 RULES and KICK LIGHT CONTACT which will be held in BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA from 13TH TO 21ST OCTOBER,  2018.

Attached you can find Official Invitation with all important information about the Championship. Official Invitation you can also find on both WAKO Europe and WAKO IF web pages. According to WAKO rules and regulations the eligibility for the participation is reserved only to WAKO National Federation/Association members.


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

_LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU ALL IN BRATISLAVA!_

With best regards,

Mr. Roy Baker
WAKO Europe President


Attachments:

Official Invitation EC Bratislava 2018
WAKO Liability Waiver 2018
WAKO Medical Form 2018
WAKO Questionnaire 2018

 

WAKO Europe Board meeting

WAKO Europe Board meeting was held on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 in Budapest. On this occassion WAKO Europe Board has made several important decisions for the future of kickboxing in Europe.

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WADA MEDIA RELEASE

WADA APPOINTS SÉBASTIEN GILLOT AS DIRECTOR, EUROPEAN OFFICE AND INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION RELATIONS

MONTREAL, 30 APRIL 2018 
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sébastien Gillot as Director, European Regional Office and International Federation Relations. Mr. Gillot will assume the role, in Lausanne, Switzerland on 13 August 2018.

Mr. Gillot is currently Head of Communications for the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), a role he has held since 2014. Prior to the UCI, he held numerous communications/stakeholder engagement roles in the sports industry; most notably, from 2011 – 2014 as Director of Public Relations and Communications for the International Boxing Association (AIBA); in 2011 as Manager of  Communications for the Annecy 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Bid Committee; in 2011 as Editor-in-Chief at the Global Sports Forum Barcelona 2011 with Havas Sports & Entertainment; from 2003 – 2011 as Lead Editor of FIFA.com with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); and from 2001 – 2003 as Communications Coordinator for the Paris Saint-Germain Football Club.

In his new role, Mr. Gillot will reinforce WADA’s mission by ensuring that the Agency’s objectives are successfully met; in particular, by leading the Agency’s support to IFs, as well as other Anti-Doping Organizations and stakeholders in Europe, in their development of effective anti-doping programs that are compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code.

Mr. Gillot will replace Benjamin Cohen, who will be leaving WADA in the coming weeks to become the first Director General of the new International Testing Agency (ITA).

Mr. Gillot holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the ICS Bégué (Paris); and, a Masters in Communications and Journalism from the Institut
Supérieur des Médias de Paris.

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WAKO Europe HQ

Address:
Zidarska 6
(Mr Srdjan Bugarcic),
11050 Belgrade, Serbia.

Contact phone:
+381 63 289 322

Email:

President
Roy Baker
+ 353 87 677 5614

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Secretary
Srđan Bugarčić
+ 381 63 289 322
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WAKO Europe
Board
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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