Fate Of World Karate Championships To Be Decided By WKF
Outside of the Olympics, the World Karate Championships is one of the biggest events featuring talent from all over the world. With the Olympics being postponed until 2021 as a result of the coronavirus, will the World Karate Championships follow?
According to InsideTheGames, the tournament, set to take place in Dubai From November 7-12, is still being decided on. The only guarantee of holding the event is if it is safe for the athletes and potential fans in the arena.
“The WKF is evaluating the developments concerning the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and the effects that the pandemic is having in all sports events worldwide, and a decision will be taken by WKF’s stakeholders in due time,” a WKF spokesperson stated.
Early on in the year, the coronavirus forced the Karate 1-Premier League in both Madrid and Rabat to be cancelled. Planning ahead, the Karate 1-Series A event in Istanbul has been cancelled. That was set to take place from June 19-21. With events as far as June being altered, it is a wait and see approach for all other forms of competition.
The WKF will be evaluating all aspects of the situation and will eventually come to a decision. While there is time, athletes are sure to want a concrete idea on what will be done.