Karate success discussed during Karate 1-Premier League meeting
The progress of Karate major events was discussed at the Karate 1-Premier League meeting held in Madrid (Spain) today. The organisers of the 2020 Karate 1-Premier League gathered in the capital of Spain to analyse the upcoming edition of Karate’s first-class series of events.
The progress of Karate major events was discussed at the Karate 1-Premier League meeting held in Madrid (Spain) . The organisers of the 2020 Karate 1-Premier League gathered in the capital of Spain to analyse the upcoming edition of Karate’s first-class series of events.
The meeting was headed by WKF President Antonio Espinós and had the participation of delegations from the Karate 1-Premier League events in Paris (France), Dubai (UAE), Madrid (Spain), Salzburg (Austria) and Moscow (Russia) with the late absence of Rabat (Morocco). Karate 1-Premier League Supervisor Esteban Perez, WKF Senior Advisor Francisco Alegrete, WKF Communication Manager Sergio Aguilera and WKF Karate 1-Premier League coordinator Ana Delgado, as well as representatives of WKF’s TV broadcasting partner ISB, Ursula Romero and Dario de la Peña also attended the gathering.
The innovations ahead of the 2020 Karate 1-Premier League and the new updates to be implemented next year were discussed at the meeting. Efforts to maximise the impact of the tournaments among sponsors and media, and the standardisation of the presentation of all the events were also analysed.
The WKF pledged to continue working alongside the organisers of next year’s events to extend the tremendous progress of Karate 1-Premier League. The last edition of Karate 1-Premier League garnered 70 million impressions on WKF social media channels only, and the events were broadcast in 182 countries all over the world.
“The importance of the 2020 Karate 1-Premier League cannot be overstated. Four of the six events next year are included in the Olympic qualification process; athletes are very much looking forward to participating in these events, and the interest that the Karate 1-Premier League generates is increasing every year. I am sure that the progress of Karate 1-Premier League will continue in years to come; we will continue attracting tremendous attention from Karate fans, sponsors, media and the sports stakeholders,” said WKF President Antonio Espinós.
Initiated in 2011, the Karate1-Premier League is the most important series of events in the world of Karate. It comprises of a number of the most prominent Karate competitions and endeavours to bring together the best Karate athletes in the world in open championships of unprecedented scale and quality. The Karate 1-Premier League will travel next year to Paris (France), Dubai (UAE), Salzburg (Austria), Rabat (Morocco), Madrid (Spain) and Moscow (Russia).