358 Days to the WC


In almost exactly one year the Karate World Championships 2016 take place in the Tips-Arena in Linz. This fact was used by the organizing team to invite politicians, society and press to present the latest developments.

On November 2nd, 2015 it was happening in the Tips-Arena in Linz – the countdown to the Karate-WC 2016 started officially. A kick-off-press event with top speakers was organized to celebrate this occasion. Apart from the both chiefs of the organizing committee the Austrian Sport Minister Gerald Klug, the Upper Austrian Sport County Council Michael Strugl and Mayor of Linz Klaus Luger were present. All are looking forward to the upcoming exciting World Championships´ year.
For their big efforts to make the WC 2016 happen, the politicians received a honorious black belt – a so called Dan. Our current European Masters Betti Plank and Alisa Buchinger proved their ability on the tatamis and presented Karate on top niveau to the numerous present journalists.
The WC-catering team took care of the physical wellbeing. Freshly invigorated and well prepared we set of for the final spurt to the World Championships in October 2016.

Pictures: Nikolaus Melichar