WKF To Hold 2020 Worlds In Dubai
This week in Dubai and the World Karate Federation ratified an agreement that would bring the 2020 Karate World Championships to the United Arab Emirates. The agreement reached was signed by the UAE Karate Foundation and the Dubay Sports Council.
“The World Championships are our biggest event, and the 2020 edition will be even bigger because the International Olympic Committee will meet towards the end of that year to decide the list of sports to be included in the programme of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. So, delivering the perfect World Championships in Dubai, along with our performance at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will be crucial,” said WKF President Antonio Espinós at the event.
“This MoU is a reflection of Karate’s global appeal as governments, cities and National Federations join forces to host our top events,” added Mr. Espinós.
“We are fully committed to engaging with all our stakeholders to ensure the best possible organisation for our tournaments. I am sure that the 2020 Karate World Championships will be memorable with the combined efforts and hard work of all the members of the Karate family,” declared the head of the WKF.
The event of the signing of the MoU had the participation of Mr. Espinós, as well as the secretary general of Dubai Sports Council Saeed Hareb, and UAE Karate Federation president Nasser Abdulrazaq Alrazooqi.
“It is going to be a very important edition of the Karate World Championships and being chosen to host this special event only confirms Dubai’s position as one of the preferred destinations for the world’s top sporting events,” said secretary general of Dubai Sports Council Saeed Hareb
“The presence of these top athletes will be a boost for karate in the UAE, inspiring our youngsters to take up this fantastic sport, which is not just a means of staying physically active but is also hugely beneficial on the mental side, improving your focus, discipline, mental toughness and confidence”, he added.
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