2011 Sportaccord convention was successfully concluded last week in London.
The WKF President, Mr. Espinos was unanimously re-elected by acclamation as Sportaccord Executive Council member representing ARISF (the IOC Recognized Federations). During his stay in London, the WKF President along with the WKF General Secretary had a meeting with the IOC Sports Department where they discussed issues concerning the candidature of karate to the Olympic Games.
Finally, during the various meetings of the Convention it was decided that the next Sportaccord Combat Games will take place in 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia while the next World Games will take place also in 2013 in Cali, Colombia where the programme for karate will only comprise individual and team kata competition, as kumite will not be included in those Games.
KARATE AMBITIONS TO ESCAPE TO OLYMPICS WERE DESTROYED. THANK YOU HEIN, JUST IN THIS WAY COMBAT WORLD GAMES WILL BECOME UNIQUE MARTIAL ART GAMES. GOOD ORIENTATION.