ASOIF defend governance review after World Karate Federation criticism
Monday 10 January, 2022
SKF wishes to extend its deep appreciation to Straits Times for its fair and evenly balanced reporting of the sad saga relating to the sports of Karate; not just in Singapore but also the state of Karate sports in the International arena.
We wish to highlight that in addition to Singapore, WKF has also intervened and removed nationals sports body in Montenegro, Poland, Philippine, Romania, Serbia and India replacing them with other sports bodies.
WKF’s role in managing Karate also came under the spotlight recently as Karate under the current WKF management has been excluded by the Organising Committee of the IOC from the Paris 2024 Olympics. Its inclusion as a permanent Olympic sport remains in doubt.