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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 KICKBOXING AS OFFICIAL SPORT ON TWG 2021

TO ALL WAKO MEMBERS
Monza, April 16th, 2018
 
RE: Kickboxing accepted as Full sport at the IWGA World Games Program, 2021
 
Dear WAKO Members,
 
It is with great pleasure that by the present I hereby announce that Kickboxing has been accepted as full sport within the World Games Program, 2021, that will be organized in Birmingham, USA. This was officially announced today 16-04-2018 at the IWGA General Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand, the decision was proposed by the Board and ratified by a majority vote.
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We will finalize all the appropriate logistics when we conclude our discussions and negotiations with the IWGA  administration. At the IWGA AGM, the President, Jose Perurena Lopez, was re-elected for the 4 coming years.
 
 
Kind regards,
WAKO President
Prof Borislav Pelevic Ph.D.
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Turkish Open 2018 report

3rd International Turkish Open Kickboxing Tournament in memory of Alperen Atabay was held in PGS Kremlin Palace Hotel, Antalya, Turkey from 5th to 8th April 2018. The tournament has 2353 participants from 27 countries and 4 continents. This year’s event became one of the biggest in the world, with highest number of participants in ring sports and with one of the few highest overall. The event started with opening speeches of Mr. Salim KAYICI, President of  Turkish Kickboxing Federation and WAKO Europe Vice President and Mr. Roy BAKER, President of WAKO Europe.

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Antalya Province Vice Governor Mrs. Canan HANÇER BAŞTÜRK, Sports Vice General Director Mr. Ömer Altınsoy, Antalya Sports & Youth Provincial Vice Director Associate Professor Burhanettin Hacıcaferoğlu were present at the event. Athlete with down syndrome Yücel Mehmet ASA performed kickboxing demonstration. Participants also raised WhiteCard to support Peace through Sport. Starting from next year, Turkish Open will give out money awards. Thanks to everyone who participated or contributed in this event.

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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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