A documentary entitled "Karate Magic in Linz", which showcased the highlights of the sport’s World Championships in the Austrian city earlier this year, has premiered on the Olympic Channel.
The 30-minute film, depicting the best moments at October’s event, was made available to viewers yesterday.
According to the World Karate Federation (WKF), the programme "tells the story of the 2016 Karate World Championships from the emotions and excitement of thousands of karatekas and karate fans around the world, to the quest of medals and the experiences of top competitors and 'Karate Stars' during the tournament".
It features the action from the event itself as well as behind the scenes footage, while detailing the journey of athletes from their arrival at the venue to the anticipated highlight of the medals and their presentation as world champions.
"This documentary is an excellent opportunity to show the magnitude of our World Championships and the excitement of our sport," WKF President Antonio Espinós said.
"I am sure that karate enthusiasts will enjoy this film, and I would like to thank the Olympic Channel for its exceptional support and cooperation to make our sport available to millions of fans around the world."
The movie has been produced by the sport’s worldwide governing body as part of their cooperation agreement with the Olympic Channel.
Only four Summer Olympic International Federations (IFs) - the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the International Handball Federation (IHF), the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and the International Surfing Association – have not yet struck a deal with the channel.
However, the ISA did agree to let the Channel broadcast coverage of its World Junior Championships in the Azores in September.
The International Biathlon Union is the sole winter sport on the Olympic programme which has not yet entered into a partnership with the Channel.
The Olympic Channel claim "ongoing discussions" are being held with other IFs, with the recent deal with FIFA representing a high-profile addition.
A total of 39 IFs, including five non-Olympic ones, have signed agreements with the Channel.
The full film can be watched here.