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Karate family ready to live memorable day

2016-08-02

The family of Karate is set to live one of the most memorable and anticipated days of the history of this ancient discipline. The Karate world will know on Wednesday if the long-awaited dream of taking this sport into the Olympic Games will become a reality. 

The 129th Session of the International Olympic Committee will decide on Wednesday on the inclusion of Karate in the programme of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The decision will be made in the afternoon session of the plenary meeting of the IOC. After the lunch break, the session will resume at 15:00 (18:00 GMT). The report by the organising committee of Tokyo 2020 will follow and after that, the  vote on the Tokyo 2020 OCOG proposal on news sports will take place.

The voting is scheduled to take place around 16:00 (19:00 GMT).

Hundreds of Karate fans around the world are living with anticipation and excitement the historic moment of the decision. An outpour of support from enthusiasts worldwide has taken WKF Social Media channels in the ‘Say Oss’ campaign.

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