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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 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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Acting president
Mr. Istvan Kiraly
+ 36 309 400 935

Mr Istvan Kiraly WAKO Europe Acting President

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Srđan Bugarčić
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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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