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do-you-know will be reporting daily from the 52nd European Karate Federation Senior Championships which start today?

Being held at the Şehit Polis Recep Topaloğlu Sports Hall in Izmit of Kocaeli Province in Turkey, the competition runs from today until next Sunday, May 7, and we will be bringing you ALL the action at the end of each day.

The event will be another important competition for the sport as it continues to prepare for its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. Competition is sure to be fierce.

The Championships have been held annually since 1966 in Paris and this is the third time they have been held in Turkey, where karate is among the country’s most popular sports.

Approximately 500 competitors from nearly 50 countries are due to take part. France will be hoping to defend their record as Europe’s leading country having finished top in Montpelier last year with 11 medals, including six gold.

Visit our Karate News section for all the latest news updates.

Watch the latest Karate TV here and see videos of some of the top stars expected to compete in Turkey.

Click on Karate Events to learn about the sport’s other major championships and the Karate 1 Premier League.

Look at the Karate Calendar to find out about the remaining competitions in 2017.

Download the Karate App for Android for in-depth information about the karatekas and referees.

Keep up to date with everything happening in the sport by visiting the Karate Social Media page.

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