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In Sportaccord convention  in Turkey, 9th April was reserved for plenary session where Presidents, Secretary Generals and Executive Representatives from the 15 participating International Federations of Martial Arts and Combat Sports came together to review the key event data, media coverage and exposure of the 2nd edition of the World Combat Games, and to discuss strategic priorities for the next edition.
Aikido, Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Ju-Jitsu, Karate, Kendo, Kickboxing, Muaythai, Sambo, Savate, Sumo, Taekwondo, Wrestling, and Wushu were on the same table to discuss latest sport programme which held in St. Petersburg, Russia.
According to the working atmosphere and statements full of satisfaction from Mr. Vlad Marinescu, SportAccord Director General, all participants expressed strong gathering feelings about working together on the same goal.

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Photo 1: Participants of the plenary session. Among them are:
Mr. Richard Leyer, WAKO vicepresident,Mr. Nasser Nassiri, WAKO vicepresident and President ofWAKO Asia, Mr. Espen Lund, Pro Tempore Acting President, Mr. Borislav Pelevic, WAKO vicepresident and President of WAKO Europe, Mr. Salim Kayici,WAKO  Board Member .

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Photo 2: From left to right:
-Mr. Nasser Nassiri, President of WAKO Asia and VP of WAKO IF, President of Iranian Kickboxing Federation
-Mr. Richard Leyrer, Member of Hungarian National Olympic Committee, VP of WAKO IF and President of Hungarian Kickboxing Federation
-Mr. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee
-Mr. Salim Kayıcı, Executive Board Member of WAKO IF, VP of WAKO Europe and President of Turkish Kickboxing Federation
-Mr. Borislav Pelevic, VP of WAKO IF and President of WAKO Europe, President of Serbian Kickboxing Federation
-Mr. Buğra Erdem, Member of Turkish Kickboxing Federation

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WAKO officials with Sportaccord President:
from left to right:
- Mr. Borislav Pelevic,WAKO Europe President, WAKO IF  vicepresident
- Mr. Nasser Nassiri, WAKO Asia President, WAKO IF vicepresident
- Mr. Marius Vizer, Sportaccord President
- Mr. Salim Kayici, Executive Board Member of WAKO IF, vicepresident of WAKO Europe
- Mr. Espen Lund, WAKO IF Pro Tempore Acting President

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Mr. Istvan Kiraly
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Mr Istvan Kiraly WAKO Europe Acting President

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WAKO Europe
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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