Karate closer to Tokio 2020 !
In about 10 days we will know the decision of the Congress of the International Olympic Committee to expand the program of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo on 5 new disciplines: Karate (World Karate Federation), sport climbing, baseball, together with softball, skateboarding, surfing. The decision of the Congress, which precedes the opening of the XXXI Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, it seems to be just a formality, since June 1st. IOC Executive Committee, gave a positive recommendation to extend the Olympic program in 2020. In the final battle dropped off bowling, squash and wushu. Competition in Karate take place in 8 categories: kata individual men and women and kumite competitions for men and women divided into 6 weight categories. World Karate Federation appointed a special Committee, whose mission is, among others, development of new weight classes and the creation of a system of qualifications players. According to the decree of the IOC at the Olympic can participate up to 10,500 players. This means that the Olympics start option will only receive the best players in the world. We hope that in Bielsko-Biala at the Polish Open, will be able to celebrate a historic decision for the whole Karate World !