WKF Assistant General Secretary represents Karate at IF Forum and high-profile meetings in Lausanne
WKF Assistant General Secretary Davor Cipek travelled this past week to Lausanne (Switzerland) to represent Karate in a series of high-profile meetings on the occasion of the IF Forum 2023.
Representatives of over 120 International Federations and over 400 sports stakeholders gathered in Switzerland’s “Olympic Capital” to participate in the 2023 IF Forum, which this year had the theme of ‘Sport (R)evolution’. Mr Cipek attended the gathering that had gender equity and equality in sports, commercial strategies, sustainability, technology, creativity, and the transformation of traditional sports among the main points on the agenda.
In addition to the IF Forum, Mr Cipek participated in the ARISF General Assembly on Monday, November 13th. The Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations met in Lausanne to discuss the new statutes of the organisation and the financial state of the representative body.
Karate was also represented by Mr Cipek at the World Combat Games meeting, also in Lausanne. After an issue-filled edition of the World Combat Games in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) last October, delegates of all the International Federations on the programme of the multi-sport event sat to review the 2023 edition and to evaluate the prospects of the tournament. The countries of Kazakhstan, the UAE, and the United States were announced as possible hosts of the 2025 edition of the World Combat Games.
WKF Assistant General Secretary Davor Cipek said:
“I was honoured to represent the WKF in such important activities this past week in Lausanne. I was pleased to participate in the successful meetings of the IF Forum, ARISF and the World Combat Games, with so many relevant topics on the agenda. The outcomes of these meetings were quite positive for the WKF, as Karate will continue maximising its opportunities to further leave its mark at the highest level.”