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Interior minister Sobotka became Karate fan during his first official visit in Linz

03.06.2016

Dan of Honour_03.06.2016
Dan of Honour_2016_06_03.pdf (88.0 KB)

Karate World Championships circulates on tracks in Linz as „green event“

28.04.2016

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

09.03.2016

Karate World Championships 2016 presentation in Hinterstoder

29.02.2016

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.

Press release Hinterstoder 29.02.2016
Pressrelease_Hinterstoder_20160229_eng.pdf (71.9 KB)

Public Training in the Budokan

02.02.2016

Press release Public Training 02.02.2016
Pressrelease_PK_20160202_final_eng.pdf (577.6 KB)

Ticket sale for Karate World Championships started

11.11.2015

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.

Press Release_ticket sale
Pressetext_Tickets_eng.pdf (69.5 KB)

358 Days to Go

02.11.2015

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.

Press Release PC 2.11.2015
Pressetext_PK_20151102_eng.pdf (489.2 KB)

Milestones to the Karate-WC 2016

15.10.2015

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.

Milestones to the WC 2016
Milestones_eng.pdf (101.3 KB)

Karate-World in Olympic Buzz

29.09.2015

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.

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Dan of Honour 1

03.06.2016
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Dan of Honour 2

03.06.2016
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Dan of Honour 3

03.06.2016
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Tramway

28.04.2016
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Arnold Schwarzennger & Ewald Roth

09.03.2016
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Ewald Roth & Arnold Schwarzenegger

09.03.2016
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Karate presentation in Hinterstoder

29.02.2016
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Karate presentation in Hinterstoder

29.02.2016
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Grand Prix Bratislava

29.02.2016
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Grand Prix Bratislava

29.02.2016
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Grand Prix Bratislava

29.02.2016
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Ajdin Besic, Christoph Buchinger, Lukas Buchinger

02.02.2016
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Bettina Alstadsæther

02.02.2016
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Lower Austria´s female Kata Team (Julia Pichler, Joan Marie Stadler, Patricia Bahledova)

02.02.2016
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Bettina Plank, Julia Pichler

02.02.2016
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Karatekas with Press and Officials

02.02.2016
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Klug_Buchinger_Strugl

02.11.2015
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Politics at the Stage

02.11.2015
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Group Picture

02.11.2015
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Stage at the Press Conference

02.11.2015
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Klug and Stugl getting their Black Belt

02.11.2015
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Anna Reifberger
Junior Manager
+43 664 92016 11
anna.reifberger@karate2016.at