Hosts Japan ended the World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League season in commanding fashion as they claimed six of the 10 kumite gold medals on offer as well as the team kata title to round off the campaign in style here today.
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There is “no special reason” why karate shouldn’t be chosen for inclusion at Tokyo 2020, World Karate Federation (WKF) President Antonio Espinos claimed here today, though he remains wary of some of the challenges the sport faces in the lead up to next year’s decision at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Rio de Janeiro.
Japan remain on course for Rio 2016 qualification as they came through the opening day of the second Asian rugby sevens regional Olympic qualifying event unbeaten on home turf in Tokyo.
Paralympic SKUD18 champions Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch of Australia began their pursuit of a successful title defence in style as they topped the leaderboard after the first day’s racing at the Para World Sailing Championships on home waters in Melbourne.
Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) President Tan Chuan-Jin has urged sports officials in the country to continue to “conduct ourselves and act above board at all times” in light of a series of scandals in world sport.
Japan’s reigning world kata champions Kiyou Shimizu and Ryo Kiyuna both lived up to their billing by claiming women’s and men’s gold respectively on the opening day of the World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League finale here.
Olympic and world champion Mikaela Shiffrin bounced back from disappointment in the giant slalom by clinching gold in the opening slalom race of the season on home snow at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup in Aspen.
Hosts Australia produced a commanding performance on the opening day of the Oceania Shooting Championships in Sydney, sweeping all three gold medals on offer to claim vital Rio 2016 quota places.
Around 140 sailors from 31 countries are due to take to the water during the Para World Sailing Championships at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in Melbourne tomorrow.
Media giant News Corp Australia has become the latest company to sponsor the Australian Olympic team ahead of Rio 2016, it has been announced.
Around 200 of the world’s top karatekas are due to compete here over the weekend during the final World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate1 Premier League event of the season.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced it has extended its sponsorship deal with French bank BNP Paribas for a further five years.
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Olympic bronze medallist Lara Gut of Switzerland got her International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup campaign up and running as she claimed victory in the giant slalom race in Aspen.