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Interior minister Sobotka became Karate fan during his first official visit in Linz
Karate World Championships circulates on tracks in Linz as „green event“
A mega event with approximately 2500 Karatekas from 135 nations, that is what Upper Austria´s sport fans can expect. Seen from that angle, it is the country´s biggest sport event,” Ewald Roth, head of the Karate World Championship´s (25.-30.10.) organizing committee states just before the tramway´s maiden voyage at the carriage shed Sonnensteinstraße. Upper Austria´s governor Josef Pühringer is in a Karate-buzz as well: „This championships gets the international top-class sport to Upper Austria.”
Karate WC meets Arnold Schwarzenegger
Karate World Championships 2016 presentation in Hinterstoder
Great Kata show in the snow, followed by a slap in the Welser team´s face „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 Linz (25.-31.10) in the ski worldcup´s finish area in Hinterstoder, Austria. The ground slipped away very easily on the icy, steeply slope so Ajdin Besic, Lukas and Christoph Buchinger (Karatedo Wels) were fighting in the snow with their bare feet. But just the next day it was getting really frosty at the Grand Prix from Bratislava.
Public Training in the Budokan
Ticket sale for Karate World Championships started
In Jakarta, Indonesia, where right now the World Championship for Juniors, Cadets and Under 21 is taking place, the official start of the ticket sale for the Karate World Championships 2016 was announced at the World Congress. A fully electronic booking system for both tickets and accommodation was established with the two partners OÖ Touristik and oeticket. That is another major contribution to achieve the eco-labelling the organizing committee (OC), supervised by Hans Werner Streicher and Ewald Roth, strives for.
358 Days to Go
From October 25th till Ocotber 30th 2016 the 23rd Karate World Championship and the 2nd Karate World Championship for People with Disabilities takes place in the Tips-Arena in Linz. Not only sport but five focus areas will be communicated at this big event in Upper Austria´s heart. Karate-Do´s traditional values "Hara - Do - Kimo - Kamae - Rei" are realized as a celebration of cultures and sport.
Milestones to the Karate-WC 2016
The Karate World Championships 2016 are set. Still, it was a long and labor-intensive way to reach this goal. The first talks were held long before the decision was made in Austria´s favor. Since then, the preparations for this huge athletic and cultural event in the upper Austrian capital where intense and to the point. The following protocol should give you a glimpse of the progress so far.
Karate-World in Olympic Buzz
Karate is included into the Olympic program of the 32nd summer games in Tokyo with 6 categories. The yesterday proclaimed resolution of the “Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games” and the “International Olympic Committee” still needs approval, but that is merely a formality, say insiders.