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logo en2xMontreal, 9 January 2020 – As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting young athletes around the world and protecting clean sport, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is deploying its Athlete Outreach (AO) program at the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG), which are running from 9-22 January 2020 and will involve approximately 1,880 athletes (15-18 years old) from 79 countries.

WADA's AO team, which is staffed with anti-doping experts from WADA, the International Testing Agency (ITA) and various International Federations, is already on the ground and will be active throughout the YOG in the athletes' villages both in Lausanne and St. Moritz as part of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC's) 'Learn and Share Program'. The aim of the team is to build awareness among young athletes, their support personnel and others as to the reasons for competing clean and the dangers and consequences of doping; in addition to, athletes' rights and responsibilities under the World Anti-Doping Code.

WADA Director General Olivier Niggli said: "WADA is thrilled to have an outreach team in action at the Youth Olympic Games, as has been the case since the creation of this event in 2010. The young athletes participating in these Games are the very best in their field and many will be part of the next generation of Olympians. It is vital that we reach these athletes as early as possible to reinforce clean sport values in them and help them to understand the importance of 'Playing True' if we want them to contribute to building a level playing field for the years to come."

Visitors to the AO booth are encouraged to complete the Play True Quiz, which is now available in 43 languages, to sign a pledge explaining why they 'Play True', and to share their experience on social media using the hashtag #PlayTrue. Athletes who take part in WADA's Outreach activities will be rewarded with a winter neck buff that highlights a unique design prepared exclusively for the 2020 YOG.

WADA notified of RUSADA’s dispute of Agency’s ExCo decision


logo en2xMontreal, 27 December 2019 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirms that, today, it received official notice from the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) disputing the unanimous endorsement by WADA's Executive Committee on 9 December of the recommendation made by the independent Compliance Review Committee that RUSADA be declared non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) for a period of four years, with a range of consequences attached.
As RUSADA's notice was received within the stipulated 21 days, the matter will be referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in accordance with the correct process outlined in the International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories (ISCCS, Article 10.4.1).
As per the ISCCS, WADA will shortly file a formal notice of dispute with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), and the dispute will be resolved by the CAS Ordinary Arbitration Division.
As third parties may intervene or apply to intervene as set out in Article 23.5.7 of the Code within 10 days of WADA's filing, WADA will make another public announcement immediately after filing its notice of dispute to CAS.
Further to Article 23.5.9 of the Code, any CAS decision in relation to the non-compliance, the proposed consequences and/or the proposed reinstatement conditions will be binding and must be recognized and enforced by all Signatories.
WADA President Sir Craig Reedie said: "WADA remains convinced that it made the right decision on 9 December. The proposed consequences are tough on the Russian authorities while robustly protecting the integrity of clean sport around the world. We will defend that decision with the utmost vigor at CAS."


Merry Christmas

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Dear WAKO friends,

For those that celebrate Christmas I wish Merry Christmas. I hope you will celebrate it with your family and beloved ones.

For those that don’t celebrate Christmas I wish you all happiness and love for you and your families.

I wish you all very Happy New Year.

Mr. Istvan Kiraly
WAKO Europe Acting President


WAKO Activity Calendar 2020

WAKO LogoDear WAKO members,

Please find here below attached the WAKO activity Calendar 2020 (updated at 11/12/2019).
We would like to remind you some of the main events taking place during the year 2020 in the five continents as follows:

WAKO Oceania Championship 2020
Canberra, Australia, from 17th to 19th April 2020

5th European Universities Games 2020
Belgrade, Serbia, from 21st to 25th July 2020

WAKO African Championship 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa, August 2020 (dates and place to be confirmed)

WAKO Cadets & Juniors World Championships (All disciplines)
Belgrade, Serbia, from 21st to 30th August 2020

WAKO Asian Championship 2020
South Korea, October 2020
(dates and place to be confirmed)

WAKO Senior & Master European Championships (All disciplines)
Antalya, Turkey, from 3rd to 11th October 2020

WAKO PanAmerican Championship 2020
Brasil, from 11th to 15th November 2020

Following WAKO rules and regulations the eligibility for the participation is reserved only to WAKO national Federation/Association members that have fulfilled all the obligations in that year (including payment of the annual affiliation fee to WAKO IF).

In case of any change or update to be made to the Calendar please contact:

For advertising material (poster, invitation ecc.) about your event already present on Calendar to be published on WAKO website please send it to:

IMPORTANT: please send the poster in high resolution and possibly both in vertical and horizontal format.

Thanks for cooperation,

best regards

WAKO Administration



WAKO Calendar 2020 11 12 2019 (476 KB)



Turkish Kickboxing Federation 2019 Coaches and Referees Seminar

Turkish Kickboxing Federation 2019 Coaches and Referees Seminar was held in Antalya with participation of around 1400 Referees and Coaches. Thomaz Barada, WAKO Europe Board Member, WAKO Chief Referees Brain Beck, Sami Savo and Yury Lakhtikov, provided theoretical and practical training.
After the seminar, WAKO Vice President and President of Turkish Kickboxing Federation sttated: "The theoretical and practical training provided in our seminar will be essential for future development of kickboxing in Turkey. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the seminar and wish the participants success in their activities in 2020."






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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)
Michail Trantafillou (GRC)



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