Japan Prime Minister, IOC President, Tokyo 2020 President among personalities congratulating WKF on 50th anniversary

The World Karate Federation is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of the organisation and many personalities and sports officials are congratulating Karate’s international governing body on the milestone.

The World Karate Federation is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of the organisation and many personalities and sports officials are congratulating Karate’s international governing body on the milestone. Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori, and IOC President Thomas Bach are among the dignitaries praising the WKF for reaching five decades of history.

As Karate is getting ready to make its Olympic debut in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the WKF received the best wishes from the Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga. A black belt in Karate and a follower of the sport, Mr Suga highlighted his experience in the discipline in a video message sent to the WKF.

“I trained my mind and body in Karate during my time at the university and this discipline has been a big support in my life over the years. As a deep lover of Karate, I look forward to witnessing the historic moments of Tokyo 2020 with all of you”, added Mr Suga. “I wish the World Karate Federation all the success in its future endeavours and all the best for all the Karate family.”

“(The Olympic Games) must be a unique opportunity to spread the value and traditions of Japanese martial arts to the world through the showcase of Karate as a universal sport,” said Japan’s Prime Minister.

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