Kosovo will be allowed to compete at the European Karate Championships, which are due to start in Guadalajara tomorrow, "just as any other delegation", it is claimed, despite the Spanish Government’s refusal to allow the country to compete under their own flag at last year’s World Championships in Madrid.
Venezuela’s Antonio Diaz fell at the last hurdle in his attempt to win a 17th continental gold medal at the Pan American Karate Championships in Panama.
Mexico and Brazil will battle for gold in the final of the men’s team kumite competition at the Pan American Karate Championships in Panama after further qualifying action today.
As expected, Venezuelan kata star Antonio Diaz was among the top performers today as action began at the Pan American Karate Championships in Panama.
Venezuela's Diaz to headline Pan American Karate Championships yet again when action begins in Panama
The Arena Roberto Duran Sports Hall in Panama will host the action when the World Karate Federation Pan American Championships begin tomorrow.
World Karate Federation confirms Irish athletes can compete at European Championships despite national row
The World Karate Federation (WKF) has confirmed Irish athletes will be allowed to participate at this month's European Championships, with the international governing body claiming a solution to a national-level dispute seems unlikely to be found in the near future.
Global Athlete director general Rob Koehler has called for action from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and the World Karate Federation (WKF) amid a dispute in Irish karate.
Britain's Sam Cana has joined the GB Taekwondo set-up after initially starring in karate.
World Karate Federation President claims "simply not logical" to exclude sport from Paris 2024 before Tokyo 2020 appearance
World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinós has claimed it is "simply not logical" to exclude the sport from the Paris 2024 programme before its Olympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020 and has vowed that the international governing body will "continue fighting until the end" for the "restoration of its honour and its athletes' rights".
Karate's proposal to be fifth additional sport at Paris 2024 turned down following meeting with Organising Committee
Paris 2024 has stated it will not be reconsidering its proposal for new sports on the programme of the Olympic Games in five years' time after holding a meeting with leading figures from karate, which was controversially excluded.
Karate will tomorrow step up its campaign to reverse a decision not to include it on the programme of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris by meeting French officials.
Reigning world champion Sandra Sanchez sealed the women's kata gold medal as she got the better of arch-rival Kiyou Shimizu for the second consecutive major event at the Karate 1-Series A competition in Salzburg.
Ugur Aktas of Turkey justified his status as the one to beat in the men's under-84 kilograms kumite division as he overcame Iran's Zabiollah Poorshab to reach the final of the category at the Karate 1-Series A event in Salzburg.
Sanchez and Shimizu to clash in repeat of World Championships kata final at Karate 1-Series A in Salzburg
Reigning kata world champion Sandra Sanchez of Spain will take on Japan's Kiyou Shimizu in a repeat of the final at the last two major competitions after both athletes progressed to the gold medal bout at the Karate 1-Series A event in Salzburg.
Salzburg is set to stage the first major karate event since the sport failed with its bid for inclusion at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris as the Austrian city will host the Karate 1-Series A competition beginning tomorrow.