The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board agreed today to add Karate to the sports programme of the 2022 Youth Olympic Games to be held in Dakar (Senegal). The decision represents another outstanding milestone for the sport, and it gives Karate one more opportunity to show its many values at the Olympic stage after the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Nach Buenos Aires 2018 wird das WKF-Karate auch an den Youth Olympic Games 2022 in Dakar (Senegal) ausgetragen.

Im Gegensatz zu 2018 können nun neu 12 Athletinnen und Athleten pro Kategorie starten. Frauen: -53kg, -59 kg, +59 kg. Männer: -61 kg, -68 kg, +68 kg. Mit dieser Aufnahme können viele junge Karatekas ihren Traum von einer olympischen Teilnahme verwirklichen. Die SKF wird 2020 ein entsprechendes Olympia-Projekt starten.

Die Spiele finden vom 21. Oktober bis 15. November 2022 statt.

Schreiben WKF-Präsident Antonio Espinos:

I am very pleased to inform you that Karate has been included in the sports programme of the next Youth Olympic Games to be held in Dakar (Senegal) in 2022.

This is a great accomplishment for our sport. The Youth Olympic Games are the most important underage sporting event in the world, and our participation in this event gives us one more opportunity to demonstrate our many values at the Olympic stage.

The inclusion of Karate in the programme of Dakar 2022 represents the second time that our sport will participate in the Youth Olympic Games after the successful edition of the event in Buenos Aires in 2018. Now, we will have the tremendous privilege to show the remarkable magnitude of our sport at young ages in Dakar.

I am convinced that all of you will understand the tremendous relevance of this announcement to our sport and to the future of our discipline, and I hope that you will celebrate, disseminate and make the necessary arrangements to make the utmost of this historic moment for the whole Karate family.

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