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WC presentation at the "Sport und Fun" fair in Ried: Strugl reveals himself to be a Karate-fan

11.03.2016 - “Unsu!” - that was the start signal from Ewald Roth, head of the WC (25.-30.10.2016 in Linz) organizing committee, for the Kata team´s presentation. Ajdin Besic with Lukas and Christoph Buchinger performed their program at the "Sport und Fun" fair in Ried, Upper Austria. Their show, and the following Kumite presentation by European Champion Bettina Plank, fascinated everyone present, especially sport county councilmember Michael Strugl: "I observe Bettina´s training at the Olympia center in Linz regularly - I´m looking forward to the WC."

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Arnold Schwarzenegger´s personal invitation

08.03.2016 - At the annual "Arnold Sport Festival" in Columbus, Ohio, Ewald Roth, Chair of the Organizing Committee, had the chance to meet Arnold Schwarzenegger in person.

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Presentation of the Karate World Championships in Hinterstoder

26.02.2016 - „We have never had so many spectators before. It was phantastic – and an enormous challenge”, Lukas Buchinger, junior World Champion, is excited after the show to present the Karate World Championships in the ski worldcup´s finish area in Hinterstoder, Austria.

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Public Training in the Budokan in Wels

02.02.2016 - The Budokan in Wels opened its doors for national media on the 2nd of February. Curious journalists had the chance to watch the high profile training. Bettina Alstadsæther, a Norwegian top-Karateka, was here as well. And finally, everyone who had not competed at the Tatamis so far had the chance to learn the first Karate-moves.

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New year starts with support from Bremen at intense workshop

10.01.2016 - The year of the World Championships 2016 was introduced by an intense workshop accompanied by proceeded arrangements.

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Karate World Championships at „Licht ins Dunkel“

21.12.2015 - At the ORF´s (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) Christmas Reception and the “Sport am Sonntag für Licht ins Dunkel”-charity show on December, 20th 2015, the Karate World Championships 2016 was a big talking point. The Karate World Championships 2016-gingerbred, freshly made by Pani, a bakery in Perg, attracted a lot of attention as well.

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We are Karate! Jakarta

World Championship 2016 Presentation in Jakarta

14.11.2015 - The ICE (Indonesia Convention Exhibition) in BSD City (Bumi Serpon Damai), a new suburb of Jakarta, was the location of an extensive informational meeting, regarding the World Championship for Juniors, Cadets and Under 21 on November 13, 2015.

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358 Days to the WC

02.11.2015 - 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.

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Karate-world in olympic buzz

29.09.2015 - Excitement in Austria. “That is our world championships´ extra kick”, say both organizers Ewald Roth and Hans Werner Streicher delighted.

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